Dreaming of Flying: Arbor Hill

Dreaming of Flying: Arbor Hill. Mixed media. 36 x 48 in. 2016.

In the series Dreaming of Flying, Tracy Steen and Tom Lincoln explore dreams about flying, invoking intertwined images of American and family history.

This piece examines the Lincoln family of Cannonsville, NY, a valley town in the Catskills that was flooded in the 1960s to become a reservoir for drinking water for New York City. The reservoir is now also a preserve for Bald Eagles. The piece includes images of sculptures from Boston, Chicago, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C.; of John Wilkes Booth and the trial room of the conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; and of Robert Adams Lincoln (1921-2005).


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