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I Never Saw this Movie
I Never Saw this Movie
Mixed media with 35 mm slide
13” x 4.25” x 4.25”
2012

I Never Saw this Movie, was created using papier-mâché and basswood with a vintage View-Master reel. Peering into the gothic arch of the birdhouse mirrors the act of looking into a View-Master toy to see fragments of a feature film. Select scenes with limited text shorthand the narrative of the full-length film in the same way that memory recalls the past. Inserting the fragile reel into temporary materials suggests the fleeting nature of knowledge within time and its potential for obsolescence.

Donated to the 8th Annual Birdhouse Auction benefitting the Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital