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Between 1866 and 1872, she completed a series of marble sculptures on the popular theme of Hiawatha and Minnehaha, drawn from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855). This cabinet-sized bust and its pendant (2015.287.1) represent the star-crossed lovers from once-warring nations (Anishinaabe and Dakota), and blend an idealized treatment of form with Native American dress and accessories. - Metropolitan Museum of Art, source link above
The Song of Hiawatha
Link below to read poem.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
"Language is steeped in metaphors of touch...In fencing, saying touché means that you have been touched by the foil and are conceding to your opponent, although, of course, we also say it when we think we have been foiled because someone's argumentative point is well made." Natural History of the Senses, Ackerman, page 70-71
Statement: Linguistics and the origin of words is an interesting concept to me and I wanted to pair the meaning of the word touché with the origin of the word "touch". The black and white simulated texture of crinkled foil speaks evokes memory of touch while creating a high contrast image.