On 03-Nov-2015 5:55 PM, John Wood wrote:
> If this actually art, where have all the cutting surfaces gone? Surely
> >they had them.
Well, I sure don't use stone as my cutting surface . I've got a nice
cherry cutting board that I made myself. I imagine people who were
stationary might have used upended logs. And hunter-gatherers are
unlikely to have lugged around blocks of stone. And the lines look too
directionally regular for a cutting block.
As for whether the piece is 'art', I'm not clear about what is meant by
that in the context of this piece. I tend to go for practical reasons
myself. But I don't see cutting block being the purpose here.
I'm now a member of a FB page for people practicing bushcraft. (I don't
practice, I just like to watch.) The page host is a First Nation man
from Ontario Canada, who practices and teaches traditional ways. I find
it very interesting to see how things are done and what objects are made
from. I will have to watch out for cutting surfaces.
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