|mulitmedia installation involving silkscreen, cut paper, and wood|
‘First Glimpse’ depicts a story told to the artist by her father: In 1972 he visited his father, who was working on the Wynoochee dam. On a solitary hike, he looked up spontaneously and met the gaze of a young cougar. “I was the first person he had ever seen- he didn’t know what to do with me.”
The strangeness of realizing that your first encounter with a plausibly dangerous animal while simultaneously realizing it is the predators first encounter with a human is one that is interesting, and in this modern world, fantastical. It is for these reasons that Wood chose to recreate the scene using methods of her own storytelling: life-sized prints and cut paper.
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