“Curule” is Latin for things relating to the authority exercised by the senior magistrates or senators in ancient Rome. Such things ranged from furniture, the “sella curulis”, a kind of folding stool, to clothing. In this particular case, the reference is to their unique footware. A senior magistrate could be idenitifed by their red leather boots, the “calcaes senatorius” . Through the planar cuts of this upright form, a unique silhouette emerges, cooincidently resembling such a boot in shape, color, and location. This is another collaborative work with Dr. Jing Xu of Nanchang Univeristy, China.

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