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Communion Stones:Community's Dilemma.  Intensity's Edge.1991
Stainless steel, concrete, oak. 24.5 x 18 x 4"
Collection of the artist.

Marks and Messages,
 Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.,1992.
Paley Design Center, Philadelphia University, 1999.

The "marks" began as ink drawings (liquid) on paper (solid); in the making of these pieces, the "mark" is stainless steel (solid) and the stone is concrete (liquid).

The images are derived directly from the Graham technique dance drawings.(Works on Paper) Placed as objects in the stone, they evoke questions concerning the power and strength of a mark or word.

The rough edges of the stone are drilled to appear as though 'excavated' from the earth asking,"Who made this? Why? How?"

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