Valerie Hird
Shared Visions   History I   History III
  History VI   History VII  
    History IX    

Mindlines: Shared Visions and Contested Histories is an accordion book format exploring the nature of historical memory. The landscapes of Southern Spain have historical memories that incorporate myth with metaphor, culture with religion and historical perception with misperception.  Hird’s interpretations of Catholic, Sephardic and Islamic medieval illuminations are spliced with her paintings based on contemporary political events. The result has the character of memory – a rich and evocative jumble – layered with multiple interpretations.

Edition of 24, 2004
Printed on acid free paper contained in its own 18-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch silk box.