Friday, October 08, 2010

Sarah Peters on the Paris Review blog

Sarah Peters' gorgeous essay on the making of her current body of work appears on the blog of my all time favorite literary magazine, The Paris Review. Here's a snippet:
Sarah Peters, Sept 8, 1620, 2010, ink and pen on paper.

The passengers' experience on the Mayflower is documented by William Bradford: They were huddled under the deck, without privacy, and they were seasick. There was hostility between the Pilgrims and the other passengers. Adding to their misery, the mainmast cracked in the middle of the voyage.

Sarah Peters, Sept 24, 1620, 2010, ink and pen on paper.

William Bradford describes a crew member taunting the Pilgrims, saying that he would relish throwing them overboard as they died from illness. He was described as haughty, cursing and swearing bitterly. The seaman’s own death is noted by Bradford as “the just hand of God upon him.”

Sarah's solo exhibition continues at the gallery through tomorrow. Don't miss it!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Leovi said...

It really looks great. It's a shame to miss the show, but I live far away.

10/08/2010 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

I really liked the painting/drawing wall pieces. Very atmospheric.
I thought it a beautiful show overall.

10/11/2010 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Pilgrim Wright said...

Ah, when I notice Sarah's titles 1620 I can't help but think 420. A perfect thesis given the imagery. Well done Sarah.

10/13/2010 01:14:00 AM  

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