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IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

2007



Tanka series



8.5 x 11"

Eve Luckring_BeautifulDay

A recreation of communication with the City of Los Angeles about speculative development projects in my neighborhood. The dense and impersonal language of notification documents, appeal forms. and bureaucratic correspondence inspired me to respond in the reflective tone and imagistic language characteristic of tanka, a form of Japanese lyric poetry.

 

First published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly Vol.9, No.3, Spring 2007.