Work from the Alice Springs Project
Winged Eye
learn/yeats&co [Beth Learn]

Winged Eye, Search for Life on Mars, alice springs project by Beth Learn [learn/yeats & co]

Winged Eye 1 [1994] by Beth Learn
Xerox photocomposite; digital prints abt. 8"x10" with lens

A multi-layered composite consisting of the following: Layer 1 - Notes from the ongoing alice springs project data analysis of written text which have been spatter painted; Layer 2 - A black/white xerox transparency of a photograph taken during the Trinity Church performance in 1976 of the artist as Ophelia (one of the 7 characters portrayed). Ophelia wears white eye paint to signify the weeping or winged eye motif prominent within what has been referred to as the Southern Cult, a cultural phenomenon among the pre-Creek Indians of the southeastern US.

The photograph of Ophelia first appeared in the 1978 edition of Queen Stree t Magazine].

The Search for Life on Mars was sponsored in part by a Venture Grant from the Ontario Arts' Council for which I am grateful.

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