TR Ericsson: "The first edition was made in 2012, before I was doing the works in ashes. As I got deeper into the Crackle & Drag work this earlier work took on a deeper significance. So I returned to it in 2017 and made more of these. It was a button/pin of my grandfathers, a gag he had pinned over his desk, I wanted to experiment with bronze and making this small thing was a good start. The process is the original lost wax process where the wax positive is melted out and replaced with the bronze. The process and the language tilted toward the narratives embedded in the Crackle & Drag story and this little object became a more somber and darker token or totem."
I was born to bring you into this world (Everson Museum of Art), 2017