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eternal change and fear (the island of the day before)
installation, 2008
    butterflies, collected from 1946 to 1990, wood and glass
ca. 11 ft 8 in. high by 47 in wide

this is a partial installation
full installation being up to 13 ft high by ca.15 ft wide

When I get to be a composer
I'm gonna write me some music about
Daybreak in Alabama
And I'm gonna put the purtiest songs in it
Rising out of the ground like a swamp mist
And falling out of heaven like soft dew.
I'm gonna put some tall tall trees in it
And the scent of pine needles
And the smell of red clay after rain
And long red necks
And poppy colored faces
And big brown arms
And the field daisy eyes
Of black and white black white black people
And I'm gonna put white hands
And black hands and brown and yellow hands
And red clay earth hands in it
Touching everybody with kind fingers
And touching each other natural as dew
In that dawn of music when I
Get to be a composer
And write about daybreak
In Alabama.

                                            Daybreak in Alabama
                                            by  Langston Hughes
                                            (1902 - 1967)

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