Knife Tongue

Completed: 2010

Details: Forged Steel, Knife Blank, Partially Finished Knives, Finished Knives, First Spoken Words

Knife Tongue is a didactic panel illustrating the manufacturing steps in knife production, with the finished chef knives etched with my first words as a baby: Mama in the “belly” of the knife, Papa in the logo position. The making of a tool is likened to the honing of a baby’s native tongue. Knife Tongue is part of a long running series of artworks about knives and words.