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Photo of the Week: Alison Copies Proust

Alison Collins at Penland School

Sculptor Alison Collins working on a piece that will be installed in the Dye Shed this spring. She is copying an excerpt from Marcel Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time onto a long piece of muslin. She is using a dye made from iron oxide she collected from some of her steel sculptures that had rusted in storage. The piece will be one of four installations at Penland that are part of a joint project with the North Carolina Museum of Art titled 0-60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art.