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Homeland Scrolls

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (photographed)

  • Date:

    2005 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matthews, Sandra (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Inkjet carbon print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the photographer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M

This is a digitally collaged image, produced as an inkjet carbon print. It is from the series 'Homeland Scrolls' in which Sandra Matthews uses a combination of text and image, stitched together digitally, to investigate notions of 'homeland' that have gained currency in America in recent years. The images are arranged in layers, or 'visual strata' to imply an archaeology, with a word embedded in each layer to suggest human actions that may have happened at the pictured site. As she has written, in this work Matthews is 'trying to reclaim a sense of the multiple histories, many of them painful, most of them buried or forgotten, that belong to any landscape available to human view.'

Physical description

Black and white digitally-collaged ink jet print showing an island, a sea and reflections in water, with the words 'submerged', 'surfaced' and 'remembered' overlayed on the images.

Place of Origin

United States (photographed)


2005 (photographed)


Matthews, Sandra (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Inkjet carbon print


Height: 770 mm sheet, Width: 609 mm sheet, Height: 634 mm image, Width: 451 mm image

Descriptive line

Black and white digitally-collaged ink jet print of island, sea and reflections, from 'Homeland Scrolls' series by Sandra Matthews, USA, 2005

Subjects depicted

Reflections; Islands; Seas




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