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Liz Collins

Energy Field


Liz Collins


Ken Gonzales-Day
To Bough and to Bend

Published  by The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
in commemoration of Liz Collins: Energy Field at the Tang Teaching Museum from October 17, 2015 to September 10, 2017

"A seed tree is delivered on the swind or the wing of a bird' the seed of an exhibition can start with a few simple words. To Bough and To Bend - the title of which comes from a Shaker dance song- was sown through a series of conversations with artists and community organizers/ drawing our attention to the abiding significance of our sylvan neighbors. The exhibition was organized by a team of fie curators- each represented by an essay in this book-with poetry and song as our guids. Bookending the curators' reflections, you will find the artists' own words. On March 11, 2020, at a potluck dinner to mark the opening day of the exhibition, we asked each person at the table: "If you could be a tree, what tree would you be and why?" the simple question evoked unexpectedly revealing answers, so we extended the inquiry to all of the artists in the exhibition and recorded their responses in this book. Enjoy what has grown into a luch canopy of rich and nourishing content. "

— Cara Megan Lewis
    Co-director, Bridge Projects 

Hardcover, 128 pages
Texts by Liz Collins, Nayland Blake, E.V. Day, Eleanor Rochman + Jessica Pavia, Mike Albo, Shelley Marlow, Leah DeVun + Lauryn Siegel, Laurel Sparks, SKOTE, Jennifer Kabat, Peggy Shaw, and Amelia Bande
ISBN: 978-0-9982422-1-7
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