Paula Metallo | Take and Give | making apples

The written ordinances of Congress that were passed over time in America, in an attempt to remedy the difficulties of native Americans to adapt to their quickly changing environment, were referred to as 'making apples'. This reminds us of the Apple Noggin dolls that still today are made as a tribute to American folk art. The apple, as object, became an appropriate connection to Native American assimilation. The photographic documentation of the apple sculptures as they dry and change, or wither, is also conceptually relevant.

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