This is a piece I collaborated on with Claire B. Cotts for the museum of modern art artist gallery warehouse sale.
The name, bosphorus, derives from classical mythology. Io, one of Zeus’ lovers, was disguised by him as a white heifer to avoid the attentions of his wife, Hera. Hera wasn't fooled by this ploy, and sent a gadfly to pursue the little white cow, who was forced to swim the strait to escape. from the greek ‘the cow’s ford’ (like "oxford").