The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.


Created 1988 Acquired 19883

Scratched pink satin over green canvas

Artwork Story

Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

This is in the lecture, (see Stories, What I Learned...) in the section on "Life". There is no more powerful picture of hurt, injury, trauma than this. Cranston rubbed a brick over two layers of silk. You can't fix the damage. But its sheer awful beauty suggests that you can't just throw it away, either. You have to sit somewhere else, and know that the damage is still visible.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Meg Cranston


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