WORKS > The Life of Perished Things, 2009-2013

The audio and video installation "The Life of Perished Things" (2009-2012) draws from Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping, Hamilton's family history, and Hamilton's experience of living in the stark landscape of southern Idaho for the past eight years. Stills from the video work have been re-imagined as paintings, drawings, and sculptural objects, which are then filmed to become part of the video itself. The works loop back on each other-the boundaries between medium, object, and image made porous
and transitory.

Exhibition Essay by Janice Neri, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Boise State University

The Middle Distance
oil on canvas, unstretched
8' 14'
2012
Rupture this bright surface (detail)
plywood, paint, found materials
2012
7:52 am
graphite on paper
18.5" x 19" framed
2012
7:53 am
graphite on paper
18.5" x 19" framed
2012
7:54 am
graphite on paper
18.5" x 19" framed
2013
7:55am
graphite on paper
18.5" x 19" framed
2012
7:56 am
graphite on paper
18.5" x 19" framed
2013