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lower right in black ink: I. Rice Pereira / 12/25/54

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Version No 2 12/25/54 / Image from dream 11/29/54
Lapis / Island / Lake / Verdant Earth / Sky
The image is in the depth of the mind
1. circular island with oval Lapis lying flat
2. circular lake around an island
3. Lake surrounded by verdant trees
4. Sky - ethereal and surrounding all
This picture cannot be translated in depth - the image is flat.
The sky cannot be experienced surrounding the earth.
In other words the earth cannot be expressed in Space-time.

Provenance

the artist, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1979
Women Artists from Washington Collections, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979
Bibliography
1957
Pereira, I. Rice. The Lapis. New York: George Wittenborn, 1957, p. 23.
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 201, no. 1360.