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[teacherartexchange] Book Art: Simryn Gill - beads from text

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From: mark Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 09 2007 - 10:06:20 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

I "discovered" Simryn Gill today.

Gill was born in Singapore in 1959 and now lives in Australia

See Perspectives: Simryn Gill:
http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/SimrynGill.htm

>> "'Pearls' are strands of beads fashioned from texts. The series
began in 2000, when Gill began asking friends to give her a book that
had deep personal significance. The artist then transformed each
volume into a necklace of beads and returned it to the owner as a
decorative, fetish or power object. Gill's choice for the Sackler of
five "pearls" from the nearly 40 strands she has made in the last six
years, resonates on both aesthetic and conceptual levels."

See the online exhibit to view Pearls and more.

Exhibit at Sackler Gallery runs through April 29.

Regards,

Judy Decker

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