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What is this?

A lone female figure stands beneath a tree bough, surrounded by a star-filled sky. Creatures of the night, including moths and owls, are seen perched in the tree and in flight. Printed in dark sepia on a medium blue ground.

Why is this in our collection?

The scene depicts a star-filled sky, surrounding a woman standing beneath a tree bough. It addresses the spiritual and eternal aspects of human nature, and speaks of our solitary journey, all the while connected to nature.

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated 2010 and we acquired it in 2013. Gift of Studio Printworks. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screen-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 76.5 x 731.5 cm (30 1/8 in. x 24 ft.)

Studio Printworks was the maker and the donor and Kiki Smith was the designer of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18788155/ |title=Sidewall, "Maiden & Moonflower", 2010 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=16 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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