A dear friend asked me to make an art piece for a project she was participating in called The Empty Bowl. The Empty Bowl is an international project to fight hunger.
This is the bowl I made. I decided to make a bowl that was both empty and bottomless, sugnifying the fact that the need is endless. The bowl is made of torn strips of fabric, woven around rope, and coiled into a bowl form. The discs attached to the outside are slices from cut up empty ink pens. The ones I used are shown below.
The bowl now resides on the island of Hokkaido in Japan.