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Cecelia Chapman



Dangerville, first light on Buck Island: an anthroposemic passage





Lanaquarelle paper, gouache, watercolor, ink, graphite, personal rubber stamps. 9 x 12 in., 23 x 30.5 cm.




Cecelia Chapman writes:

"In Dangerville, first light on Buck Island: an anthroposemic passage — airline, highway, fuel transport and forced animal migration routes used for pursuit of food and water become asemic records of passage and eco destruction.

"For thousands of years Cape Cod, where I now live, was used for hunting and fishing by tribes who called themselves people of the first light. Daybreak is also the hunting hour, and dawn on Buck Island in Cape Cod represents that most important relationship we have in life with nature for subsistence and survival.

"Dangerville was drawn from Dangerfield, the 1600’s European settler name for a local coast town with treacherous shoals. Because respondents in a Gallup survey answered the United States 'is the greatest threat to peace in the world today.'"
 
 
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