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Erika Blumenfeld

Erika Blumenfeld served as the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist for spring 2021. Due to the unique situation caused by the global pandemic, hers was the first ever remote residency, taking place over Zoom over the course of the entire spring semester. In the fall of 2021, Erika was able to come to St. Louis and work together with us on her project.

Using cyanotype, gold leaf, and intaglio processes, Erika’s project explores the markings made on glass photographic plates by the Harvard computers - a team of women working to process astronomical data at the Harvard Observatory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

About the artist

Erika Blumenfeld is an American transdisciplinary artist, writer, and researcher whose practice is driven by the wonder of natural phenomena, humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

Editions from this project