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Fishtallation by Nic Annette Miller

She Takes She Shares (Fishtallation)

Self-published

Sculptural Woodcut Print, Installation

2014

Fishtallation is an intersection between where our food comes from and what does it mean outside mass production. Cultures can be shared through food regardless of spoken language and fishing is a universally highly regarded livelihood. The practice is passed down from one generation onto the next in several regions worldwide. Access to rivers or the ocean come with learning and teaching the lineage of local history, an understanding of the circle of life and respect for the land. These conversations serve as an extra helping of fulfillment to identify ourselves further through what we consume.

The visual stimulation of fish triggered memories—nostalgic moments in time. Collected responses from the on-site activation ranged from meditation, graffiti, preservation, recipes, family vacations and traditions.

Woodblock Printmaking + Mix Media, 10’ x 10’ x 10’
Installed at Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn (2014), Renegade Craft Fair Chicago (2015), Fort Greene Farmers Market (2017)
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Special thank you to Hayley Nichols and Nicole Fortin

Fishtallation is also a series that weighs the question of taking a life in order to provide for another.

She Takes She Shares
She Takes She Shares
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She Takes She Shares
She Takes She Shares
She Takes She Shares
To Share She Takes

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She Takes She Shares, 2016
Woodblock Printmaking + Mixed Media, 15" x 40" x 5"
Installed at the International Print Center of New York

She Takes She Shares, 2016
Woodblock Printmaking + Mixed Media, 15" x 40" x 5"
Installed at the International Print Center of New York

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The Fish by Lydia Davis
excerpt from Break It Down (Public Library)

 

She stands over the fish, thinking about certain irrevocable mistakes she has made today. Now the fish has been cooked, and she is alone with it. The fish is for her - there is no one else in the house. But she has had a troubling day. How can she eat this fish, cooling on a slab of marble? And yet the fish too, motionless as it is, and dismantled from its bones, and fleeced of its silver skin, has never been so completely alone as it is now; violated in a final manner and regarded with a weary eye by this woman who has made the latest mistake of her day and done this to it.

 

Copyright (c) Nic Annette Miller 2017

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