Description of work (150 words) Appropriating ancient nomadic traditions from her homeland Kazakhstan, Uriya Jurik works with found or organic media including sheep bones, felt and wool. Drawing on wool and felt’s unique materiality, the history of which goes back to the dawn of man’s earliest technology to provide warmth and shelter, the work asks searing questions to challenge individual and collective identity within the context of globalization and rapidly developing modern technologies. While both are profoundly enriching processes, their forces often conflict with many aspects of humanity. Embracing the mediums chaotic constitution as a metaphor for the contemporary world, the work makes palpable visceral concerns about our environments and urges for spiritual awakening and reconnection with nature. Uriya Jurik uses idiosyncratic language propelled by the idea of shamanism as the earliest form of spirituality and creativity, to celebrate authenticity and illuminate the issues within our homogeneous world.