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Anne Lemanski Installation

One of the cool things about walking around the Penland School of Crafts campus is the artwork that you find. Some of it is very hidden and some is more easily discovered. The North Carolina Museum of Art has placed a few pieces around the campus, they are part of a show about time. One of the pieces that I find the most compelling is this one titled Extirpated by Anne Lemanski.

In this piece she discussed the animals that have been forcibly removed from Mitchell County, some of which are entirely extinct.  The animals are described with beautiful pristine white fabric boarded in festive red stitching but they are hanging on what appears to be a clothes line held up by rifles.  It's beautiful and disturbing.   It makes you think and feel.  That's a quality I appreciate in much art.

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff


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