The papers of artist Loren Madsen were donated to the archives earlier this year. The collection includes business correspondence, exhibition files, commission files, project files, slides, sketchbooks, digital scans, and a large autobiographical scroll. The scroll measures 36 inches high and roughly 30 feet long, making it the largest document in the Archives of American Art. Digital imaging technician Sarah Mitrani took detail shots of small sections of the scroll for The AAA Journal and it took a team of 4 people to move and position the scroll for digitization! Here’s the scroll partially unrolled at a work station where we digitize our collections. Photograph by Sarah Mitrani
We live in a world where everyone feels that we have to impress one another. Be yourself and do what truly makes you happy. By doing that, the universe will unfold naturally, have synchronicity and flow. I believe the purpose of life is life itself. It is to exist.