by Vali Myers
Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog.
Stella Maris (1998) 380 x 280 mm. pen, sepia and watercolour. Courtesy of the Estate of Vali Myers
Vali Myers, from her diary pages featured in our Winter 1975 issue. According to George Plimpton, Myers “does her work shut in a cage which has been set inside her little home in the hills behind the Italian resort town of Positano. The cage is large enough for Vali to live along with a live fox. She is not a prisoner. The cage is to her what a burrow would be to an animal, an iron lacework protection against the outside. She speaks of it as a ribcage protecting the heart.”
Cover illustration by Edward Gorey