Susannah Hays : artwork and documents, 1992-2014
- Physical description
- 41.33 linear feet (61 framed items, boxed; 3 framed items in map case, 2 record storage boxes, 1 flat box).
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- Hays, Susannah, creator.
- Finding aid
- Finding aid available on line
- This collection of her work includes: 8 EGYPT gelatin silver prints -- 1 journal, related to EGYPT --7 SKELLETAL LEAVES prints (6 Vandyke prints, 1 Iris print) -- 1 ONE SUN, ONE APPLE, ONE DAY, framed -- 3 P.O.P. microscope images -- 11 EMPTY BOTTLE SERIES gelatin silver prints -- 1 SEED LEAF gelatin silver photogram -- 2 FALLEN SKY gelatin silver prints -- 6 P.O.P. prints -- 6 EVERYDAY CONSTELLATIONS gelatin silver prints -- 6 PINHOLE VIEWS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE pinhole light drawings -- 3 BETWEEN CEDAR AND VINE gelatin silver prints -- 2 digital images.
- The 2012 accession (2 manuscript boxes), includes material from Hays' project, "Science imagined," and exhibition of artists' books held in October, 1996 at the Berkeley Art Center. It also includes 2 audiocassettes of Helen and Newton Harrison: "Meditations on the Sacramento River, the Delta and Bays of San Francisco," 1977, and "Ecological artists: the ecological argument on process, a case for ecosystems as a viable art form," undated (box 2, folder 12).
- The 2014 accessions include four archival pigment prints: "Bloodline" taken in Copper Flat, Nevada, 2014; "Nature's writing desk" taken in Osterheide Wald, Germany, 2013; "The Penitente Morada" taken in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 2014; and "Cathedral Forest" taken in Einemhof Forest, Germany, 2013.
- The 2016 accessions include prints from the "Mirror Landscape" series, "Invisible Cosmos" series as well as prints of: urns from the Aquileia Archaeological Museum; Santa Rosa de Lima in Rio Chama Abiquiu, New Mexico; leaves and plants; San Francisco Art Institute; and vessels; trees; and other materials from nature.
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- Addenda: (accession 2011-143): ONE SUN, ONE APPLE, ONE DAY, 2 sheets, (14 x 140 inches each); "Oak leaf" cyanotype, 1998, framed; Vietnamese girl, gelatin silver print matted, 1986; and 2 "Skeletal leaves," 1998, unframed silver-sun prints.
- Addenda: (accession 2012-068 - 2 manuscript boxes): Files on "Science Imagined" files, including planning material, correspondence, artists' biographical material, slides (circa 330), video of the artists' reception, five DVD's, and two audiocassettes of Helen and Newton Harrison. Captured data from four DVDs is accession 2012-070 and is closed until processed.
- Addenda: (accessions 2014-061, 2014-062, 2014-063, 2014-064): 4 archival pigment prints described in collection summary.
- Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Some accessions are closed until processed.
- Purchased, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015; gift of Susannah Hays, 2012. Accessions 2010-057, 2011-143, 2012-068, 2012-070, 2014-061, 2014-062, 2014-063, 2014-064, 2016-021, 2016-044, 2016-148, 2016-187, and 2016-236.
- Susannah Hays (born, September 12, 1959) is an American artist and educator practicing in the fields of philosophy, contemporary photography and book arts. While she is especially known for her work with cameraless and 19th Century processes, her creative work expands to realms of experimentation in all visual media. She teaches courses that focus on aesthetics in art practice, the embodied mind, constructions of space, topologies, artist’s books and visual autobiography.
- Related Work
- Ecological artists: the ecological argument on process, a case for ecosystems as a viable art form.
- Meditations on the Sacramento River, the Delta and Bays of San Francisco.
- Science imagined.
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