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<i>Suvan Geer, <i>Shadow and Ash</i>, loose ash, ribbon and shadow on paper, 14" x 14" x 1", 2008.</i>
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<i><i>"With </i>Shadow and Ash<i>, the ash is from burnt paper, so it came from a tree that was turned into paper into ash. The ribbon has a temporal quality; there is a sense of uniqueness; knowing that it is only temporary. Once people notice that the ash will blow away, they pause. It slow us down and reminds us."</i></i>
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  • Hear At Last
  • Suvan Geer, Shadow and Ash, loose ash, ribbon...
  • Suvan Geer
  • Dec 9, 2009
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<i><i>Wikigod</i> from the <i>Google Searching for God</i> installation, typewriter embossed paper, wood, and fluorescent lights, 2009, 5' x 30' x 1'</i>
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<i><i>"</i>Wikigod<i> is the physical transcription of the hypertext source for Wikipedia's definition of God. A hand-embossed scroll, using a typewriter containing no ink, is presented atop a long, narrow table. The scroll is currently 30 feet in length but will be nearly 60 feet long upon completion. The table is modular and can be adjusted to fit the space in which the piece is presented. Every time the word "God" appears in the coding, the text is illuminated from below."</i></i>
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<i><i>&mdash;Jason Ferguson</i></i>
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  • The Ferguson Code
  • Wikigod from the Google Searching for God installation,...
  • Jason Ferguson
  • Dec 9, 2009
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<i>Frank Werner, <i>Sleepers (Two mallard hens and a drake)</i>, installation, Chatcolet Lake, 2003.</i>
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<i><i>"These sleeper decoys were carved to resemble sleeping or resting birds. Some decoys, whether by sex or by species, have been made to appear more realistic or detailed than others. The degree to which realism might be necessary for effective function cannot be measured. In the absence of empirical data, this level of representation could follow either custom or visual preference. Mimetic efficiency, that is, maximizing resemblance while minimizing investment, seems to be a good compromise."</i></i>
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<i>&mdash;Frank Werner</i>
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  • Art of Deception
  • Frank Werner, Sleepers (Two mallard hens and a...
  • Frank Werner
  • Dec 9, 2009
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<i><i>Wikigod</i> from the <i>Google Searching for God</i> installation, typewriter embossed paper, wood, and fluorescent lights, 2009, 5' x 30' x 1'</i>
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<i><i>"</i>Wikigod<i> is the physical transcription of the hypertext source for Wikipedia's definition of God. A hand-embossed scroll, using a typewriter containing no ink, is presented atop a long, narrow table. The scroll is currently 30 feet in length but will be nearly 60 feet long upon completion. The table is modular and can be adjusted to fit the space in which the piece is presented. Every time the word "God" appears in the coding, the text is illuminated from below."</i></i>
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<i><i>&mdash;Jason Ferguson</i></i>
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  • The Ferguson Code
  • Wikigod from the Google Searching for God installation,...
  • Jason Ferguson
  • Dec 9, 2009
  • <i>Patrick Dougherty, <i>Trailheads</i>, maple and sweet gum saplings, each 30" x 25" x 10', 2005.</i>
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<i><i>"I build a matrix from the architecture of the natural world. For </i>Trailheads<i>, I incorporated the heads and shoulders of three figures over  35 feet tall. Each head is actually woven around the crown of the trees. Those were cherry trees that served as the spinal columns and heads. The idea there was that the trees themselves exerted a face: You could look through the trees and see something looking back at you."</i></i>
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  • Hear At Last
  • Patrick Dougherty, Trailheads, maple and sweet gum saplings,...
  • Patrick Dougherty
  • Dec 9, 2009
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<i><i>Wikigod</i> from the <i>Google Searching for God</i> installation, typewriter embossed paper, wood, and fluorescent lights, 2009, 5' x 30' x 1'</i>
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<i><i>"</i>Wikigod<i> is the physical transcription of the hypertext source for Wikipedia's definition of God. A hand-embossed scroll, using a typewriter containing no ink, is presented atop a long, narrow table. The scroll is currently 30 feet in length but will be nearly 60 feet long upon completion. The table is modular and can be adjusted to fit the space in which the piece is presented. Every time the word "God" appears in the coding, the text is illuminated from below."</i></i>
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<i><i>&mdash;Jason Ferguson</i></i>
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  • The Ferguson Code
  • Wikigod from the Google Searching for God installation,...
  • Jason Ferguson
  • Dec 9, 2009
  • Frank Werner,<i> M-65, 25, 62, </i>Mallard Decoys, from front to rear, 2007
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<i>"Repetition in folk art and especially in decoy making came as a matter of practical necessity. Many old-time decoy makers used only a single pattern for each species they carved. Some, perhaps because they believed their quarry had become wary, carved their stool in a variety of attitudes, creating a rig that looked more natural on the water. Others pursued aesthetic ends as well as game for the table."</i>
<br><i>&mdash;Frank Werner</i>
  • Art of Deception
  • Frank Werner, M-65, 25, 62, Mallard Decoys, from...
  • Frank Werner
  • Dec 9, 2009
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<i>Julie Heffernan, <i>Self Portrait with Several Tiny Homes</i>, oil on canvas, &#10;68" x 54", 2009.</i>
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<i>"The images are not sprouting out of the head because that would be surreal and I'm not interested in that. It's the burgeoning mind. It's a way of looking at something from all angles."</i>
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  • Hear At Last
  • Julie Heffernan, Self Portrait with Several Tiny Homes,...
  • Julie Heffernan
  • Dec 9, 2009

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