Encyclopedias in the hands of Mary Ann Santin

"I am interested in our archival desire to create a memory of those now gone in order to promote a collective identity" says artist Mary Ann Santin.

And what better to work with to realize that interest than a printed encyclopedia; an obsolete form packed with information of “those now gone”and published with the intent to “promote a collective identity.”

Whether she is sanding, miniaturizing or covering it in wax the encyclopedia presents the perfect medium for Santin.

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