"Lapse," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," lithograph and screenprint by Emmy Lingscheit. Edition: 1/30.
Designed in response to McClung Museum object: (archaeology collection) photograph of superimposed, wall-trenched houses from the Mississippian period (AD 1000-1400). Photo taken in 1939.
Artist statement: What caught my attention in this photograph was the sense of layered time in the repeated pattern of wall-trench foundations superimposed over one another, and the ghost structures that these archeological remains imply. They advance through centuries as they spread across the ground plane. Their makers are long gone. The human figures in the photo, now long-gone themselves, work to bring knowledge out of the ground before it too is inundated, lost, transmuted into electricity. The stacked, vertical composition of the corresponding print, as well as the Ukiyo-e [Japanese woodblock prints popular in the 17th-19th centuries] inspired wall of water sweeping in, reinforces this sense of shifting landscape and unstable time.
|Title||Lapse, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Technique||lithograph | screenprint|
|Dimensions||H-20 W-15 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of the artist|