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Maker(s):Milton, Peter Winslow
Culture:American (1930- )
Title:Sight Lines I; Tracking Shot
Date Made:2008
Type:Print
Materials:digital print on Moab Entrada Rag Natural paper
Measurements:Sheet: 24 1/4 in x 36 in; 61.6 cm x 91.4 cm; Image: 17 1/4 in x 27 5/8 in; 43.8 cm x 70.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2014.03
Credit Line:Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisition Fund
©  Peter Milton

Label Text:
Milton crafts an image of nonlinear time in this blending of disparate styles and eras. He shapes this scene with distinct source materials, including the interior of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, built between 1675–1710, and the ceiling of the nineteenth-century shopping mall Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. Milton inserts an altered archival image of the film crew from The Scarlet Letter (1926) in the foreground, to the right of author James Joyce having a conversation with his younger self. Milton’s print is a visual analog to Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness literary technique, creating new timelines through associative leaps and consolidated moments.
Davis Brown, Class of 2019

Tags:
interiors; literature; time; memory; architecture; sunshine; windows; shadows; film; churches; dreams

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