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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.8
Object Name Print
Description "Place/Trace," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," archival inkjet print by Deborah Cornell. Edition: 1/30

Designed in response to McClung Museum objects: (unnumbered) scanning electron microscope image of giant river cane (Arundinaria gigantea), Woodland period, ca. 200 BC, and 1952.3.81, Aboriginal bark painting, early to mid-20th century by Sam Yilgari.

Artist statement: I considered two objects from different times and locations, each an evocation of natural pattern. One was an artifact of daily existence-a scanning electron microscope image of a burned fragment of giant river cane, c. 200 BC-probably used as a torch. The other was an Aboriginal bark painting by Sam Yilgari, thought to be an image of bird tracks along the shore, possibly of the pied oystercatcher which nests and feeds at the tideline at Milingimbi.

In thinking of their commonalities and why they are found in a museum together, it occurred to me it was because they were both touched by the human hand some time ago-and therefore of infinite interest to other, later humans.
Title Place/Trace, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Cornell, Deborah
Medium ink
Material paper | Rives BFK
Technique archival inkjet
Dimensions H-15 W-20 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Aboriginal
River Cane
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