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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
San Diego-based artist Deborah Small's project for inSITE94, titled Metamorphosis/Metamorfosis, explored the life and original research of seventeenth-century entomologist Maria Sybylla Merian. The installation drew on Merian's observations as a naturalist and her prolific engraved records of flora and fauna in the Dutch colony of Surinam. Apart from the work performed by Merian, the interest for Small was in the intersection of colonizer and the colonized, created by Merian's presence as a white European woman in a society and social system reliant on patriarchy, both at home and in the colony. --inSITE94
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Timken Museum of Art
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 06, Item 347)
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Performing Arts (including Performance Art)
Sculpture and Installations
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