“Furcula”

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‘Little fork’ in Latin, or wishbone, is the bone found in birds and some dinosaurs. It’s the strut between a bird’s shoulders that articulates to each of the bird’s scapulae (shoulder blade). In conjunction with the coracoid (a small hooked-like structure) and the scapula, it forms a unique structure called the ‘trios seal canal’. And here it comes; This system is responsible for lifting the wings during the recovery stroke.

In human anatomy…the clavicle (Lat. clavicula: ‘little key’), or collarbone, serves as a strut between the shoulder blade and the breastbone. One on the left and one on the right.  Little key, because the bone rotates along it’s axis like a key when the shoulder is abducted. And here it comes again; The clavicle is the only long bone in the body that lies horizontally.

The fact that I’m letting myself be free in my work shows that the search for new approaches is open. I started using my scalpel knife and thread. Taking self-portraits and letting symbolism be a strong ‘item’ in my work. While reading about & exploring bird skeletons, the word Furcula came to me.


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Furcula

200 x 150 cm  color pencil and marker  on 160gr. paper

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