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Each of the strangely-animated forms that Porges conjures incorporate elements from various cultures in a sort of exquisite corpse/ mashup of shapes and purposes. Sung Dynasty and Meso-American. Art Deco and Caddoan (one of the native cultures of the North America). Dutch and Moche. For the most part, these drawings were executed with a tiny brush and Indian ink, stroke by stroke. She confesses to taking pleasure in other people being able (or not) to identify the source of a shape, a handle or a foot. In the end, though, these are neither old nor new, practical nor magical, but vessels for the imagination.  In the same vein of interest, Porges also extends this idea into 3D, whereby she formulates these strange shapes using clay sculptures, where she experiments with shape and texture. 

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