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I consider all mammals to be my ancestors. When I began making the 900 porcelain bones that cover the figure, I copied actual bones but then I discovered that mammal bones follow a certain structural logic regardless of whether they are from a turtle or a deer, so I felt free to make up my own.

porcelain bones figurative sculpture by Ana England
Self Portrait with Ancestors
porcelain and mixed media
75"x20"x24"
1998