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Palm (from the series Inanna)

Randi Ganulin, Palm (from the series Inanna), 2014, pigment print. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Randi Ganulin in honor of her teacher and mentor, Patrick Nagatani, 2015 (2015.15) © Randi Ganulin

Palm (from the series Inanna)

Artist: Randi Ganulin (American, born 1960)
Date: 2014
Medium: pigment print
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Randi Ganulin in honor of her teacher and mentor, Patrick Nagatani, 2015
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Object number: 2015.15
Description
Seeking to make a positive image after hearing of a friend’s cancer diagnosis, Ganulin used a picture of her hand combined with drawings of thistles from a family vacation to suggest the mystery of healing and the strength of the life force in all of us. One of her inspirations was the Mesopotamian deity Innana, who was dismembered in the underworld before being rescued and made whole again. The tale is a fitting metaphor for the descent into disease and the struggle to regain balance and health.
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