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Small Sculpture in Texas ©1993, 2000 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Still Life

I'd hoped to photograph Ann Harkness and Rowena Bush's A Drop of Truth performance at Still Light gallery, but all I found there was a mannequin someone had distorted into a wood crypt. The box was intersticed into a curtain of upside-down Madonnas. The wall rained down with a splendid selection of all kinds, colors and shapes of medium-sized Madonnas.

But it was Ann Harkness lying there so still, listening like a corpse visiting her own funeral. Artist camouflaged as art, in the quintessential locus to hear what people mutter at art when artists aren't apparent.

Dallas Arts Revue #16,
November 1985 


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