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Interior Landscape
Lyall F. Harris
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .H369 I58 2011 box 4.2

"Interior Landscape began as a response to Sylvia Plath's journal entries on the subjects of writing and motherhood. As an artist-mother myself, I have been looking at the inherent difficulties in this dual role, or, rather, in striving for excellence as both of these things - artist and mother - contemporaneously. Interior Landscape grew to encompass not just Plath's story, but artist-mothers everywhere who seek to accomplish but who wrestle with myriad infringements on their thinking and doing."—Artist's statement.

Interior Landscape inside of case Interior Landscape opened
Lyall F. Harris
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .H369 S57 2018 box 23.1

"Artist Statement: 'What happened, reader, where you are? What happens there today? asks the artists' book Site. Inspired by her discovery of a slave auction block on the first morning in her new town of Charlottesville, VA, Lyall Harris grapples with US history in a project where content is revealed and supported through its material components. With assistance from papermaker Dieu Donné, Harris created a watermark broadside, the key component of an artists' book that both points to the past and brings the reader into an awareness of present.'"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website.