KATE KERN  Visual Artist

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Fifty-fifth Connection: Sequence of destruction

May 11, 2016


"Once there was a row of houses on the right side as you drive down the hill." So begins the text in my artists' book In Your Community copyright 1997. This text is a description of a row of small neat houses and an empty lot/green space that I drove past everyday and the sequence of their destruction and replacement with a Walmart. I used the pages of a paperback workbook for adult community education cut into thirds as the book's structure. In Your Community was the title of a chapter in this workbook. Other chapter titles: In Your Family and In Your State also became artists' books. The Walmart has come and gone, leaving a building behind that struggles to find a useful purpose in our community.

 

 

 

 

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