Not all natural materials are easily perishable. Today I wanted to explore materials that are still organic, but also fit into the realm of “found objects.” I used pieces of coral, a bamboo pen, and hemp string, which are all naturally occurring materials which have already undergone different ways of degradation. The coral died long ago, along with its color and ability to digest microorganisms. The bamboo has been carved and soaked with ink, and the hemp manipulated into string form. The artificial objects I used are essential for the construction of other man-made objects and in including them I wanted to create an interesting mix of what is “real” and what is not real.