New Additions to the AP/RC: Kathryn Polk

Kathryn Polk’s donations of lithographs to the AP/RC continue to explore the range of her narrative powers and preserve many of her iconic sigils, symbols and personalities. In a video interview conducted while Polk was visiting Anchor Graphics in Chicago, she talked about her iconography. These images include maple leaf seeds (women, hope), cholla cacti (overcoming danger, Arizona, cactus wrens), rattlesnakes (good and evil), half-full or half-empty glasses (optimism or pessimism), irons, infinity symbols, and thread (her mother and grandmother). Polk’s memories play a vital role in development of her imagery which serves are visual synecdoches for various characters or personalities, among them her “non-indigenous woman“.

 

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