This book is a sculptor's variation on the Magritte painting "The Treachery of Images", combined with additional musings on ritual. I have used tea bags that were donated to me by friends, specifically for the purpose of creating a sculpture. Tea drinking and the saving/collecting of tea bags are two rituals, as is the making of art, which is underlined in the Magritte reference.
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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