Perhaps this is because St.Lewis' assemblages are so plural, so clearly made up of "remains and debris" They have their own histories, a depth and layering of associations intrinsic to their very form. In being re-used or re-assembled into some new formation, the do not lose their pasts. These silver platters served meat to other eaters, these flutes and horns warbled for long gone ears.
Judith B. Farquhar, PhD
Max Palevsky Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences
University of Chicago