Archive for April, 2015

Prairie Skin and Alchemy

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on April 24, 2015 in mapping, nebraska, prairie skin, studio | 5 Comments

We must use what we have to invent what we desire. —Adrienne Rich alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination Prairie Skin, a work in progress, is a life-size, reversible, pieced and quilted construction which is large enough to wrap a body. Part of my Mapping Nebraska project, this piece is informed by my travels […]

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“Are you paying attention? We are paying attention . . . “

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on April 6, 2015 in uncategorized | No Comments

In the British Museum in the 80’s, the Rosetta Stone was not (at least in my memory) encased in glass but sat open to the air. As I stood beside it and imagined touching its incisions, another tourist, part of a small group identified by matching bags, began filming the stone with a video camera. At […]

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What the water knows – Part 2

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on April 4, 2015 in audio, mapping, textiles, water | 1 Comment

When I stitch the landscape Travel its contours Carving a canyon Traversing a slope Subduing low-lying land with hatching My fabric terrain is neutral Colorless and abstracted, like the map, except for the water which is stitched in blue Listen to more at

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What the water knows – Part 1

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on April 3, 2015 in mapping, water | No Comments

How many creeks have I drawn on my Locator Map? Every one that I could see. I’d look at a topographic map and draw with pencil on 12 inch squares of Tyvek. I would branch off from a river and continue, my line growing finer and fainter, until the creek, and my line, disappeared. I began […]

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