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Maker(s):Pereira, Lillianna
Culture:American (1980- )
Title:The New World (Circular Ruins)
Date Made:2011
Type:Print; Collage
Materials:photopolymer intaglio with collage elements on sewing paper mounted on book page
Measurements:Sheet: 11 3/4 in x 7 1/8 in; 29.8 cm x 18.1 cm; Plate/Image: 7 13/16 in x 5 1/4 in; 19.8 cm x 13.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.05
Credit Line:Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

In this rendition in the "Circular Ruins" series, the artist prints an image of a woman, the Greek princess Ariadne in the artist's imagination, who sits on a stack of burning books. This print is superimposed onto a yellow sewing paper with black text that are instructions making pants. Both of these layers are on top of a book page from "Fanny Kemble: A Passionate Victorian" by Margaret Armstrong.

Label Text:
"Fanny Kemble: A Passionate Victorian" by Margaret Armstrong, a biography about a British actress and traveler who marries a plantation and slave owner from Georgia. She wrote a journal about the horrors she witnessed on the plantation that was circulated among the abolitionists. She divorced in 1850. In 1863 her journal was published, "Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839" to the praise of England and the Northern States.

folklore; narrative; mythology; fires; women

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