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S.E. Ciriclio

University of California at Davis

S.E. CIRICLIO’s “Neighborhood” is purposefully mundane yet thoroughly engaging. Utilizing a city planning map,and shooting pictures from her car window, the artist photographed the 36 streets of her residential neighborhood, dividing each street by the number of proscribed building lots into a corresponding number of photographs. The 31/2 by 51/2 inch color photographs were then sewed with a gridlike stitch into forms replicating the topography of the actual streets. In its full configuration this 100 block expanse measures 30 by 32 by 62 feet. In its current installation, “Neighborhood” is presented in two formats: street configurations arranged in alphabetical order on the wall, and on a raised platform a contact-sized version of the layout, measuring 20 feet in length.

The individual photographs that comprise “Neighborhood” were taken from the same vantage point, but they were shot at

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