Bone necklace

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    Photo: William Arnett, 1997
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    Photo: William Arnett, 1997
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Instruments for healing and protection are found throughout Gilchrist's yard including a necklace of old plowed-up bones hanging on a fence post near the two-lane highway that runs by the property. Says Gilchrist, “I been doing with bones about fifty years. They got to be plowed up, dug up. All lands of bones, different bones for different stuff. I been making things out of bones on this property here for more than forty years. All them bones got a purpose for being there. All that junk got a purpose.”

Instruments for healing and protection are found throughout Gilchrist's yard including a necklace of old plowed-up bones hanging on a fence post near the two-lane highway that runs by the property. Says Gilchrist, “I been doing with bones about fifty years. They got to be plowed up, dug up. All lands of bones, different bones for different stuff. I been making things out of bones on this property here for more than forty years. All them bones got a purpose for being there. All that junk got a purpose.”