Cig Harvey: Telling a Personal Story That Everyone Can Relate To

October 5, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Cig Harvey

"The Channel Marker, Self Portrait," Eastern Shipping Lanes, Bermuda, 2004. To see more images from You Look at Me Like an Emergency, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

At the beginning of Cig Harvey’s new book we’re told that it is “A Love Story,” but really it’s much more than that. It’s also about an artist’s relationship to her medium and how she uses it to escape, explore, translate, lament and celebrate life. And it’s about how to take what is intensely personal—experiences, emotions, ideas, dreams—and use those...

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