Installation, 2004
9 units of 42″ x 24″ x 24″ each


Simulacrum was commissioned for “Weaving Women’s Words” (March 28, 2004 – January 5, 2005), an exhibition that focuses on the oral histories from the National Jewish Women’s Archive of women born in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Nine large glass and paper lambdoid forms stand in a cluster. The papers within are thick with these women’s many words, pulp-painted with a graphite-pigmented pulp on both sides of translucent abaca paper. Because of the paper’s extreme translucency, the words on both sides appear to entangle and become one: a complex mesh of lines.

A simulacrum is that which is made in the likeness of a being or thing. I used this title as an acknowledgement of the testaments recorded and to honor all that could not be said.