Integument
Heather Scott Peterson Integument machined brass, mohair
Integument
2016
machined brass, mohair
16 x 16 x 6 inches (40.6 x 40.6 x 15.24 cm)

“As the herd moved it became a carpet of rust brown and gray and dull red. It was not like a herd of cattle or sheep, because it was wild and it carried with it the stamp of wilderness and the freedom of a land still more a possession of nature then of men. To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told—that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks.”

Beryl Markham / West With the Night

Heather Scott Peterson Integument