Home Suite: The Drawings of Traci Tullius
Selz Foundation Gallery
In October 2008, Traci Tullius traveled home to Oklahoma to document the demolition of her great-grandparents’ 100-year old farmhouse. This suite of ten silverpoint drawings depicts the decay, demolition and topographical erasure of the farmhouse, and is based on documentary footage and photographs, as well as the artists own recollections. The subject matter, choice of media and working process are interwoven. Just as memory is embellished and tarnished by sentiment, nostalgia and time, the traces of metal that compose these drawings will tarnish to a variety of tones, darkening and disappearing, altering both the image and its meaning in unpredictable ways. The drawings are complemented by a video by the artist documenting the demolition, as well as several process and complementary drawings. Traci is the Associate Professor of Art and head of the Studio Art program at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.