February 15, 2017

From a series of three artists’ books all titled Ohio Marriages ©1999, here is a version covered with eyes, that opens as two sides from the front. The pages are cut from photocopied and enlarged segments of a reference book in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Cincinnati, OH) that lists details; including names, dates and places, of weddings in Ohio circa mid 1800’s. 

     

February 3, 2017

As I glued the glossy rayon threads around each of these ovals – that make up my piece Tree of Knowledge ©2010- I thought of the dark red fringe around the Blessed Heart medals in the desk drawer of my second-grade teacher, Sister John Rochelle. I don’t remember why I was standing there as she opened the drawer, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t to provide me with what turned out to be an indelible vision of neatly arranged objects of desire- all possible rewards for goodness in the classroom (I think). Most interesting to me now – is the power of that attraction and the sense that I felt it as a call, as if the object was calling to me.

     

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