"Raveling," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," water-based crayon transfer monoprint by Adriane Herman. Edition: 1/1
Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1991.7.144, Mummy of an Ibis, Late Dynastic Period, 404-343 BC.
Artist statement: The woven geometric pattern on the Ibis Mummy reminded me of marquetry I have admired in corners of older wooden floors. Whoever crafted this object took great care wrapping the body inside, as evident from the consistently proportioned fabric strips. I strove to create prints reminiscent of the mummy's texture and color. The stains on the object could have resulted from a museum ceiling leak or the decomposition of the body inside. Water-based crayon transfers created the potential for damage through handling by even clean hands. In honor of this object and life's temporality, my contributions are fragile and fugitive, but hopefully warrant attention.
|Title||Raveling, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Dimensions||H-19.75 W-14.875 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of the artist|
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