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from the bed to the mountain
installation (table detail), dried botanicals, photography collages
variable
2015
from the bed to the mountain
installation
variable
2015
from the bed to the mountain
installation (table detail), dried botanicals, photography collages
variable
2015
Table (detail)
prickly pear fruits, photography collage
2015
from the bed to the mountain
installation (detail), dried botanical, photography collage
variable
2015
(Domesticated) Bird House
Found wood container, paint, turkey, goose, and chicken feathers, sound piece in collaboration with Jason Janusch
31” W x 51” H x 45” D
2015
(Domesticated) Bird House
(detail) Found wood container, paint, turkey, goose, and chicken feathers, sound piece in collaboration with Jason Janusch
2015
Sun (son)
Photography collage (photos of blanket), paint, wall installation
84" x 84"
2015
Bench (for resting)
Found wood, paint, dried cholla cactus fruits
20" H x 114" L x 11" D
2015
Basket
Apple basket, paint, dried bougainvillea flower petals
17” W x 17” L x 12” H
2015
Table (detail)
Elm mushroom, photography collage
2015
Pine cones
pine cones, photography collage
2015
Wood
found wood, photography collage
9"W x 14" L x 2" H
2015
Shelf mushroom
shelf mushroom, photography collage
2015
Turkey feathers
Turkey feathers, photography collage
2015
Aloe Flower
Aloe flower, photography collage
2015

"from the bed to the mountain evokes Mira Burack’s home in the foothills of the Ortiz Mountains of New Mexico. Elaborated through photocollaged installations and collections of found objects, this landscape of familiarity includes both intimate domestic space and the natural world. Inside and outside meet in the mountainous wall mural leafed together from cutout photos of a rumpled comforter. In her work, the way to place passes through sleep. And like dreaming, Burack’s practice resuscitates the materiality of vacated things through delicate, non-hierarchical recombination."

- excerpt from Collage and the Landscape of Familiarity by John McKissick

from the bed to the mountain
exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation, NYC, May 2 - June 5, 2015
www.cueartfoundation.org