Jacqueline Lou Skaggs
detail: the lost and gathered stars from "Oh, Mary, Sophia and Amelia! (three doomed girls under falling stars)". Antique engraving with applied glow paint, glass vial with lost and gathered stars, 2002-12 (mapped periods from "Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson" By Camille Paglia, Chapter 6, "Spenser and Apollo- The Faerie Queene", pages 170-193.) Over time and with careless storage some of the periods/stars have disengaged from the engraving. These lost stars have been carefully collected and placed in a small, 1.5 inch glass vial. This vial once contained my favorite perfume, one that I wear daily and is my personal, signature scent. The vial still carries the essence of this scent. all this, now, an essential part of this work.
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