Camel Bone Carvings

These paintings are part of my Retail Spaces explorations from the 2000's.  They are based on camel bone carvings on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum.  Through them, I sought to explore the evolution artifacts undergo when their context changes.  Implied in this is the impossibility of cultural translation, and the futility of seeking authenticity in a gobal economy.