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Lesley Dill
Born 1950 in Bronxville, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY
Poem Spill, 1995
acrylic paint, plaster, wire, wood, and paper
105 x 12 x 8 inches
Purchased with funds from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1996.17
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Lesley Dill's Poem Spill, 1995, demonstrates her love of 19th-century writer Emily Dickinson. For Dill, words are a shield for our vulnerable human body. Dill has "written" one of Dickinson's poems in wires that spill from the fragmented hanging figure.