Diane Granahan “In Nature’s Infinite Book of Secrecy A little I can read.” William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

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Detail of Marcus Gheeraerts II, Anne Hawtrey, Mrs Saunders, 1620s

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Girl of Tehuantepec with her Lace Huipil

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Detail of Abraham de Bosse, Les femmes à table en l’absence de leurs maris, c.1635

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Robert Irwin, Untitled, 1967

“Sparse umbels in the shadows; constellations of sorts that are more familiar, less bright, less cold and especially less fixed than those that could seemingly respond to them from above the trees once the day’s beautiful veil has been drawn.” — Philippe Jaccottet, Hamlet – And, Nonetheless: Selected Prose and Poetry 1990-2009

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William Henry Fox Talbot, Lace, 1839

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Making a Drawn-work Bedspread, Canary Islands, 20th century

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Adam Walker, On Light, from A System of Familiar Philosophy, 1799

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John McCracken, Five Paintings IV, 1974

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Surveyor VII Spotting Two Laser Beams From Earth, January 30th, 1968

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Rajasthan, Time and Space: The Square of Human Experience Within the Four Directions Extending to Infinity, 18th century

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Maxmilian Franz Josef Cornelius Wolf and Johann Palisa, Star Map, from the Album Photographische Sternkarten, 1903

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James Turrell, Afrum (White), 1966

Dedicated to Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan for their devoted passion to exploring the unknown and to my parents who are responsible for inspiring my twin sister and I to view the world the way that we do.

 

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