Rhonda Weppler / Trevor Mahovsky

What leaf, what mushroom?

2014
brass foil, aluminum foil, glue

Hollow repoussé embossings of a shopping cart and bird cage. Each cast is a separate continuous shell, but the shells are woven together at one overlapping point. The title is taken from a John Cage translation of a Bashō haiku, which has also been translated as: “The leaf of some unknown tree, Sticking on a mushroom”