Historical Objects


The Curious History of Blue City

I am not haunted. Quite the contrary; I bear witness to an exorcism, a liberation from five hundred years of bondage. Blue? The color of grief, it is true, but also the color of healing. My author was a naive soul–some may say a fool. She held to her […]


Historical Object #92DHR: Fish Hooks.

Assemblage class, San Francisco Art Institute, 1992. Donna H. asked the class to contribute some hair to her project. I had recently had an epiphany about hair, hacking off my waist-length blonde locks to chin level and dying them blue-black, so I willingly sacrificed another handful to art. A […]