Clay, luster; On opposite sides of a traditional coffee pot form two different lives, contrasted by comparing what each holds dearest. Since the figures form two sides of the same vessel, there is the suggestion of an inexcapable interdependency of the apparently incompatible women from rural Africa and industrialized America. In fact the nations of north and south are economically interdependent, and as societies are continually defining themselves in relation to each other.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.