What's Happening with Momma?

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Dublin Core

Title

What's Happening with Momma?

Subject

Artists' Books--New York (State)--Rosendale--Specimens
Paper Work--Specimens
African American art--20th century
Artists' Books--Alabama--Specimens
Sligh, Clarissa T.--Family

Description

Capturing the memory of a younger sister being born, Sligh wanted something that would harmonize with the repetitive, rhythmic fragments of Baptist preachers, gospel singers, and R&B singers. Inspired by a book artist Susan Share, Sligh built a multiple accordion structure that would allow the viewer to interact with the work while keeping the story in a protected space. The form represents various views of one house, with the text acting like a front stairway.

Inscription: Signed by artist in pencil on back cover and numbered.

Colophon reads: Printed at Women's Studio Workshop and funded in part by the artist-in-residence grant from the New York State Council of the Arts.

Edition 147:150

Creator

Sligh, Clarissa T.

Publisher

Self-published
Rosendale, NY

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

Format

Materials/Printing: cardboard sheet.

Structure/Folds: accordion fold structure and pages. Issued in a clear plastic box.

Dimensions: 8 unnumbered pages; 30 x 18 x 3 cm (closed), 30 x 111 x 1 cm (open)

Type

artists' books (books)

Coverage

Twentieth century (dates CE)

Date Created

1988

Medium

The original object was photographed with a NIKON D300 digital camera at 300 ppi as a JPEG file format. The JPEG file was then modified in Adobe Photoshop.
Photographer Marie A. Andrews
6 total views: front view, back view, interior view

Citation

Sligh, Clarissa T., “What's Happening with Momma?,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed February 18, 2020, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/1478.