Sep 29, 2004


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And Jessica suggests Evidence: The Art of Candy Jernigan, somewhat like Lenore Tawney: Signs on the Wind--Postcard Collages---Art as Evidence---- When the artist Candy Jernigan opened her Cape Breton, Nova Scotia summer cottage one year, she found it overrun with bug carcasses. Rather than purge them in a fit of hygienic hysteria, she gathered them up and set out to draw their tiny corpses. One by one these anonymous death portraits are replete with the attentive detail of amateur natural history studies or carefully pressed flowers. Originally published in The Dead Bug Book, the images are now arranged in a deck: dead bugs grace the surfaces of clean little white cards packaged in a tight wood box--Jernigan’s amazing ability to turn trash into artistic treasure with accents of beauty and humor became over time her signature way of creating. She referred to her cherished found materials as "rejectamenta," qualifying as objects that had lost their purpose or were disposable----

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