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Maureen Cummins

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Ghost Diary

Artist Maureen Cummins has done extensive historical research initiated by the discovery of a letter written in 1807 by Colonel Jonathan Rhea, a former Revolutionary War officer. The letter, in the form of a memoir, was written to Colonel Rhea’s five children on the anniversary of their mother’s death. Rhea’s ancestors were some of the first settlers in New Jersey.

The book is constructed of glass panes hinged together to form an accordion fold structure. The haunting image pages are vintage glass negatives, dating from the late 19th century. The delicate brass hinges that secure the pages have a slate gray patina to match the glass negatives. Ghost Diary is housed in a gray full back box tied with black fabric.

Press: Constructed by the Artist
Date: 2002
Number and Edition: 2 of 25
Size: 5” x 7”

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