Detail

8″ / 20.5cm

Palimpsest
399554–001

Installation is sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis.

A continuation of Spencer Finch's interest in the secluded life of Emily Dickinson, Palimpsest documents an upstairs hallway in the Evergreens, the adjoining Amherst, Massachusetts, home of Dickinson's brother, Austin, preserved as a time capsule since 1856. A palimpsest, the evidence of layers beneath, is a stratified visual record of previous writing or drawing now obscured. In Finch's treatment, the saturated rectangles of wallpaper, protected from sunlight by the paintings that once hung there, seem to transform from mere evidence of the passage of time into wormholes back to Dickinson.
Installed
399554001 legend
10'
305cm
33' 4"
1016cm
Palimpsest
399554
Design: Spencer Finch
Application
Walls
Price
Installation is sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis.
Characteristics
Content: 48% Cellulose, 35% Latex, 17% Nylon
Finish: Washable
Backing: None
Reference Dimension: 10' H x 33' 4" W (305cm x 1016cm)
Maintenance: W-Clean with water-based cleanser.
Traffic: Moderate Traffic
Customs: Repeatable, Scalable
Country of Origin: USA
Note on Mold: Intended for use in buildings designed and maintained to avoid moisture on or within walls. Application must conform to current Installation Guidelines included in each shipment or available at maharam.com.
Performance
Flammability: This textile meets all appropriate flammability requirements for walls. See flame certificate for test results.
Lightfastness: 40+ hours
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Environmental
Contains Bio-Based Materials
Brief
A continuation of Spencer Finch's interest in the secluded life of Emily Dickinson, Palimpsest documents an upstairs hallway in the Evergreens, the adjoining Amherst, Massachusetts, home of Dickinson's brother, Austin, preserved as a time capsule since 1856. A palimpsest, the evidence of layers beneath, is a stratified visual record of previous writing or drawing now obscured. In Finch's treatment, the saturated rectangles of wallpaper, protected from sunlight by the paintings that once hung there, seem to transform from mere evidence of the passage of time into wormholes back to Dickinson.
Warranty
3 years. See Terms and Conditions for more information.
Copyright

© 2012 Spencer Finch, Maharam under license
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