Amy VanDonsel

Delivery for @sub_english

“Delivery for @sub_english”
Paper, market, masking tape, rope, string, found net and books

Solo Exhibit
June 2010
Heterarchy: An Ordinary Adventure
Mostly New Work by Amy VanDonsel
Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
Saint Louis, Missouri

The @ sign followed by a username is used for mentioning or replying to other users when using the social networking and microblogging service twitter.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family. A thousand paper cranes are also traditionally given as a wedding gift by the folder, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. They can also be gifted to a new baby for long life and good luck.

A heterarchy is a system of organization replete with overlap, multiplicity, mixed ascendancy, and/or divergent but coexistent patterns of relation. Definitions of the term vary among the disciplines.

Wikipedia contributors. “Thousand origami cranes.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 Aug. 2010. Web. 3 Sep. 2010.

Wikipedia contributors. “Heterarchy.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 3 Aug. 2010. Web. 3 Sep. 2010.

2 Responses to “Delivery for @sub_english”

  1. sallyj says:

    Very interesting!

  2. sallyj says:

    I like the crane piece the best.

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