Greenpoint, October, 2015

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Second Look and More

This morning brings news of the death, at 75, of Nancy Holt. As an artist, she will of course be remembered for the monumental Sun Tunnels project in the Utah desert, as well as other large scale pieces of "land art." I love those pieces, but what really caught my eye when I saw the retrospective at Columbia's Wallach Gallery in 2010 were several small pieces created with a typewriter on plain sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. Apologies for the photos, which were taken through the glass case. The first is titled Hometown (Holt was born in Worcester but raised in New Jersey).

The second doesn't have a title, unless it is Sun Moon Water Sky Earth Stars. A poem or a statement of the artists's beliefs.

(For an earlier BTB post on Holt click here.)

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