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shelby pinkham

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Materials & Notes:
Segments of My Wet, Angry Spinal Cord
Anatomical illustration of the spinal cord from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, published by The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1961. Photograph of smiling woman sitting on a twin bed, wearing a hat and sunglasses is the artist’s maternal grandma, Uelita Becky, 1972. Film strip of a stairwell taken and processed by the artist, 2011. Map of Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, CA; it is the third largest oil field in California.

want highest setting
Thread, needle, Lotto ticket, acrylics, Neighborhood Thrift tags, bread closure tabs, general household trash, and image from James Tilly Matthew’s “Illustration of the Airloom” (1810). Christmas Lotto ticket presumedly Grandma Toni’s as it was tucked into her copy of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary. James Tilly Matthew is considered the first person with a documented case of paranoid schizophrenia.

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