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Four color mages - each 24” x 24” printed on archival watercolor paper

Wiggins researched the work of Portuguese conceptual artist Helena Almeida in the U.S. and during an artist residency at the Obras Foundation in Portugal. Emboldened by Almeida’s method of using her own figure as the subject - Wiggins accomplished her own work while in Portugal. Wiggins utilized her body in performances / actions with a square of black fabric and a wooden chair. In the studio at the Obras Foundation, Wiggins laid down primed white canvas to create a base for the square and the chair. Then she placed herself in the chair and photographer Luis Branco documented her performance with a camera. This process crosses the genres of: drawing, installation, performance, and photography. This series is part of Wiggins’ larger ongoing project – “Searching Selves: An Intersubjective Practice with Remarkable Women Artists of the 20th Century.”
Photography by Luis Branco

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