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Cleaver / Helen Lessick., 1990

Identifier: CC-07315-7459

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Scope and Contents

The message on the left reads HOPE, (image of a flame): It's all over in an instant. On the right: (image of a whirlwind), Every action has an opposite and equal reaction, and PERFIDY. The work was received about 10 days prior to Hurricane Andrew, the most devastating natural disaster to the USA in the 20th century, that struck South Florida. The text and images are particularly relevant since the instantaneous destruction to dwellings was attributed in large part to shoddy construction. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1990



0 See container summary (3 objects (meat cleavers, metal, photo engraving) in base (wood)) ; objects each 10 x 31 x 5 cm, on base 4 x 26 x 15 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

shelf guest room

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Portland, Oregon : [Publisher not identified]. Nationality of creator: American. General: About 3 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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