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Ephemerata
 
Limb Squad
 

Dress-Ups

 
             
 

Old myths, old gods, old hereos have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. -- Stanley Kunitz

In my installation work, I start with the idea that clothing or other personal artifacts describe us better than we know.

These descriptive things I then multiply and display together. The acts of resurrecting, painting on, or dressing them saves them from remaining the ordinary objects they are.

In this way I break the ennui of everyday stuff. Old devotions and old treasures become new again.

 
     
 

 

 
© Copyright 2008 Jen Harmon Allen