Since the late sixties, American artist Michelle Stuart (born 1938) has become internationally known and respected for a rich and diverse body of work based on her lifelong interest in the natural world and the cosmos. Her multifaceted creativity and broad range of inspirations have led to her working in fields as diverse as drawing, sculpture, photography, video, installation and site-specific earthworks. Throughout her career, she has pursued a subtle and responsive dialogue with the natural world quite unlike the epic, at times seemingly grandiose, gestures of much contemporary Land Art. During the seventies she became associated with the feminist art movement, co-founding the journal Heresies with Lucy Lippard. Along with wide-ranging insights into Stuart’s choice of media and subject matter, this book emphasizes Stuart’s radical redefinition of the medium of drawing.
Texts by Anna Lovatt, Jane McFadden, Nancy Princenthal. Interview by Julie Joyce.
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