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An Exhibition in Support of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

June 24 - August 26, 2021

Song of the Lark


Edie Dillon


Mixed media: found box, vintage slide, altered aluminum pan, found metal, welded mild steel, glass beads, light, bone, old field guide.

18” x 18” x 36”  $1200

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In the 1915 novel, Song of the Lark, Willa Cather told the story of young artist actualizing her talent. In his 1884 painting, Song of the Lark, Jules Breton captured the moment a young woman stops her work to listen. In both, there is a sense of longing for beauty and fulfillment. When I first lived in the grasslands north of Prescott 33 years ago, the song of the Western meadowlark was everywhere. Now it seems that the valley, now filled with houses and the sound of traffic, longs for that sweet song.

Photographs by Christopher Marchetti