The Story of Life: A Ceramic Mural by Lorraine Malach

June 2012
Journal of Canadian Art History;2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p74
The article discusses "The Story of Life," a ceramic tile mural created by Canadian artist Lorraine Malach, for the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. Topics mentioned include the meaning of the piece's placement in a science museum and the relationship between science and the arts, the artist's references to both the geological concept of deep time and the political concept of liminality, and the meanings woven into the work's design and materials. Color photographs of the mural and the museum are included.


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