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  • Description: poems
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    • A torn web: 16 poems.

    • Artists' books--Specimens
    • "A torn web is volume five of the "Stratigraphic Archives." Ruth Stone's poems were the source and provided a certain recognition of forms that evolved into Michele Burgess's etchings and book design, created in Vermont during the summer of 2010....
    • Interior landscape.

    • American poetry; Mothers in art ; Artists' books--Specimens
    • "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...
    • The pop-up hand shadow book.

    • Animals in art; Cut-out craft; Shadow puppets; Pop-up books; Artists' books--Specimens
    • "Poems by Nora Robertson"--Colophon. / Limited ed. of 50 copies, signed by the artist and poet. / "First designed at a workshop at the Penland School in the summer of 1996 and was editioned in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2012"--Colophon.
    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Surrealist; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus, to be concurrently...
    • Little farmer.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Gardening equipment & supplies
    • A little boy wearing overalls and a straw hat poses on a driveway or wide garden path. He is holding a bucket and gardening tools. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on...
    • Nun on dirt road.

    • Tableaux; Nuns; Dirt roads; Trees
    • A woman dressed as a nun stands in the middle of a tree-lined dirt road in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Photographer Kate Matthews' signature is on lower right corner of mount. Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux...
    • Sallie, 1860.

    • Tableaux; Women; Doors & doorways
    • A woman in a plaid skirt and velvet jacket is entering the door of a frame cabin or house. Ivy covers the steps and walkway and Wisteria blooms over the door. Kate Matthews wrote "Sallie, 1860" on an album page with another print of this image. ...
    • Helen Gifford, circa 1890.

    • Tableaux; Women; Costumes
    • A woman wearing a costume and holding a small dagger is stooped slightly as if "ready to strike." The woman is believed to be Helen Gifford, a resident of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in...
    • Young girl with nun.

    • Tableaux; Nuns; Girls
    • A young barefoot girl in a well-worn dress is being consoled by a nun in an oval-shaped image. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales, books, or poems. This...
    • Young girl with nun.

    • Tableaux; Nuns; Girls
    • A young barefoot girl in a well-worn dress is being consoled by a nun. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairytales, books, or poems. This appears to be one of...
    • Little Tommy Tucker.

    • Tableaux; Boys; Nursery rhymes; Tables; Tableware; Food; Cuckoo clocks
    • A young boy wearing overalls and a striped shirt sits on a stool near a table. There is food on the table and a cuckoo clock over the boy's head. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living...
    • Girl standing at chalkboard.

    • Girls; Blackboards; Students; Tableaux
    • A young girl, with braids in her hair, stands facing a blackboard, apparently thinking about her next answer. Written on the blackboard are: "Cat," "rat," and an addition problem. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose...
    • Tableau vivant of couple and nun.

    • Tableaux; Couples; Nuns; Costumes
    • A young man and woman are sitting on a bench, holding hands and perhaps considering a kiss as a young woman dressed as a nun stands nearby and looks as if she is going to interrupt them. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to...
    • Grandfather's courting days.

    • Tableaux; Couples; Gardens
    • A young woman in an antebellum dress sits with a young man on a garden bench. Kate Matthews frequently persuaded relatives and neighbors to pose in tableaux vivants, or living pictures, based on fairy tales, books, or poems. This appears to be one...

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