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Wherever Perfect White is Seen, the Ground is Horizontal or Nearly So

This body of work and essays resulted from a nine-month collaboration with Amelia Katanski, a scholar of American Indian literature whose work examines relationships among storytelling, law, educational institutions, and indigenous ecological knowledge. Wherever Perfect White is Seen, the Ground is Horizontal or Nearly So surveys issues of land-use, displacement, and personal and public geographies and resulted in an exhibition of sculptures by Lindley paired with essays by Katanski. 

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Perfect White

Soldier, mapmaker, and artist Seth Eastman wrote Treatise on Topographical Drawing in 1837 to teach soldiers how to map...

Bewildered

A “Wilderness Area” is a space bounded and defined by legislation in the United States. The definition of wilderness...

Grids

and Ribbons

In colonial New England, individual settlers and communities controlled and maintained the borders of their land by...

Landscape

Is Language

Like maps, the concepts of "wilderness" and "national park" are structures that encode landscapes and frame and contain...

Survivance

Eastman believed his paintings of Dakota people and Dakota land captured a culture, landscape, and way of life that would be...