A continuation of my collaborations with an obsolete, genetically manipulated animal- the mule. Several hundred, slip cast porcelain spheres, and while still soft and pliable, were taken to the mules’ field. Placed in the open, the animals were free to investigate, sniff and push the spheres, distorting and leaving their marks as a record of their interaction. The resulting objects and video are hauntingly beautiful, and a quiet meditation on the possibilities for both understanding and relating to another species. Because their senses pick up on different things (a survival tactic), different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds (their Umwelt). Everything about a person or animal shapes the world it inhabits.