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Vestige

2007

18.5 x 27″ framed
Graphite and watercolor on 300lb. paper

Vestige was inspired by limestone floors and the coral under my feet. Limestone is one of the models for my visual archaeology series. I pull delicate details from abstraction like an archaeologist uses a pick and brush to excavate remains.
The limestone of Florida was formed by sediment left by the Everglades. While flowing southwest, water percolated through shells, decaying wildlife and plants. The flow has been slowed by our roads, farms and development. Florida’s spine is the Everglades, the river of grass. Will stopping it’s flow leave unusual new sediment?

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art urges voyages,

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Gwendolyn Brooks

 

 

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