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"The institutes for new apparatuses" While Trodding Clifton Meador Boone, NC: Clifton Meador, Appalachian State University, 2016 N7433.4 M43 W45 2016From the artist’s statement: “During a residency in the Truukimuseuum (a printing history museum in Tartu, Estonia…I became interested in the narratives embedded in Soviet-period photo books. Many of...

“Now sprigs are pricked by bursting buds, and threading the trees the wind’s weft skittles, drops and spurts again, rubbing along the ground to tease old leafings of skittering litter, scratching swirl…Between bettling sky and buxom earth — a mazed and frilling lightning flash! The eye bleaches and goes black. A far-off...

“Thus shall ye think of this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightning in a summer’s cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.” — Buddha ShakyamuniREMEMBER THE LIGHT Mary Risala Laird Quelquefois Press, 2007Artist’s statement in an email to the curator:...

These commentaries are excerpts from an assigned project for Humanities4900/6900, “Indigenous Peoples: Social and Cultural Perspectives,” taught by Isabel Dulfano, Spring semester 2016. Students studied demographics, Mayan epigraphy, Incan kipu, archaeology, linguistics and other topics as an interdisciplinary approach to critically expanding their understanding of...