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Father's Shirt
Cyanotype Photographic Prints, 29" x 36", unframed
Lucy Capehart

At the age of seven, artist Lucy Capehart lost her parents in a commercial airplane crash. For many years after, her mother's and father's clothing was stored in the attic of the family home. Capehart began using these tucked-away shirts, jackets, dresses, and robes later in life as the subjects of the large-scale cyanotype contact prints. The artist's placement of each piece of clothing suggests movement, as if the sun's rays have simply passed through its invisible wearer.

Lucy Capehart has been a photographer since 1986. She has held solo exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, Y Gallery in New York City, the Missoula Art Museum in Montana, and Blue Sky. Her work has been featured on book and CD covers and has been published in the New York Times Sophisticated Traveler Magazine, Oxford American, Architecture and in the book Local Heroes Changing America (Norton, 2000). Her work is in the collections of the Center for Creative Photography, the Special Collections Library at Duke University, and the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona.