In 2001 and 2002, Samantha Simpson made digital borders for the pieces in the Snake Cycle. The borders were printed on an inkjet printer, and contained narratives that extended and deepened the metaphors in the pieces in the Snake Cycle.
    The borders hang around the larger works on paper and form a relationship with the spaces in which the larger pieces are hung.They can be placed between contiguous paintings in such a way that the pieces in the Snake Cycle read as one continuous painting, or environment.
    The images here are from a 2002 exhibtion at the Westchester Art Center in Peekskill, New York. Each painting is surrounded by a set of up to eight border pieces. Production of the digital borders was made possible with a generous grant from Temple University.
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Samantha Simpson, Wilt, diptych and Wounded Union with digital borders
at Westchester Art Center, 2002