Primeval: Microbial "Eve" Bowl by Kathleen Dodge DeHaven - Felted Art Piece
Primeval: Microbial “Eve” (wet-felted bowl) - $175
($175 plus $20 shipping/insurance)
What was the very first species on earth, the species that gave rise to the six kingdoms of life we know today? The exact species may never be known, but in recent years, through DNA analysis, scientists have developed an excellent description of the first life form known as the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA). LUCA is sometimes known as microbial “Eve,” and it is for this that my wet-felted Merino and silk bowl is named. Sink deep into the depths of the sea of midnight-blue Merino, and take yourself back four billion years to when the earth was young. Gaze around you at the single-celled x floating about in the murky depths. Here is Microbial “Eve,” and you are but a casual observer of the beginning of all life.
Wool does not attract dust the way other surfaces do: periodically gently “thwack” your vessel against your knee to shake off any dust that may accumulate. If the piece should become soiled, immerse in cool water with a little mild soap, soak 15 minutes, rinse in cool water, spin on low in the washer (no agitation or wringing), reshape, then air dry.