Anachrony
Heather Scott Peterson Anachrony machined brass, wine-boiled leather
Anachrony
2015
machined brass, wine-boiled leather
42 x 64 inches (106.7 x 162.5 cm)

“Suppose you were to find in a spacious loft a whale-oil lamp of pressed lead glass. What would you think, know, guess, and wonder about the origin and the travels of that lamp? And suppose you were to find near it a Joseph Meeks laminated-rosewood chair, and an English silver porringer and stand, and an eight-lobed dish with birds in a flowering thicket. It is possible that you would not immediately think 1850, 1833, 1662, and 1620. It is possible that you would not envision the place in which each object was made or the milieu in which it was first used, and even more possible that you would not discern how or when any of these pieces moved through the world and came to be in the loft… Imagine the palace, the pavilion, the house, the hall for which each piece was fashioned, the climate and location of the country outside.”

- John McPhee, Assembling California

Heather Scott Peterson Anachrony


Heather Scott Peterson Anachrony


Heather Scott Peterson Anachrony


Heather Scott Peterson Anachrony