On the walk to my office, I pass some spectacular 20th and 21st century art–the gems of Chapman’s collection (including a Lichtenstein, some Rauschenbergs, and several Ruschas). And just outside my office suite is Mary Addison Hackett’s “Station”
Yesterday when my daughter came to work with me and encountered the art in the outside hallway for the first time, she lingered longest in front of “Station.” She marveled at the color. So I dove a bit into the wormhole of the internet to learn about Hackett, and found her blog. Fascinating.
I especially enjoyed seeing her posts about the painting that I walk past everyday.
But more than that, I liked her post explaining why she doesn’t tape the edges of her artwork. Instead, she leaves the canvas bare to reveal the messiness of her process (note: click on the links below to see larger images).
In taking these photos I found myself looking as closely as possible at the edges of the art to see if I could find any of her fingerprints there. While I didn’t find any smudges that were obviously the marks of her digits, I enjoyed pondering the edges anyways.