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Green Salad

Close up of Green Salad

Artist's book resembling a salad in a bowl. Constructed of Tyvek that has been painted in swirling greens and map-folded to look like leaves of lettuce, there is poem written on the inner the leaves.

Katherine A. Glover, Green Salad, 2001; Vellum, acrylic on Tyvek, semi-precious beads, and ribbon, dimensions variable; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Museum purchase: Library and Research Center Acquisition Fund; © Katherine A. Glover; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Green Salad
Katherine Glover

Green Salad is a love story. It recalls a day when the artist and her young son consumed a salad that her lover had prepared the night before, but which was left uneaten. The boy found the salad particularly delicious, and while watching him eat it, Glover was “exquisitely engulfed by love for her man and maternal love for her son.”

Green Salad’s triple Turkish map-fold structure both conceals and reveals a poem nestled in the lettuce leaves, just as love can both hide and manifest itself in such simple activities as preparing  and eating food. The principal material, Tyvek, is a spun olefin that can withstand the repeated folding inherent in the book’s structure. It also possesses a crisp, rustling quality that is distinctly salad-like.

Artwork Details

  • Artist

    Katherine Glover
  • Title

    Green Salad
  • Date

  • Medium

    Acrylic on Tyvek, Semiprecious beads, Vellum, Wooden bowl
  • Dimensions

    9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.; bowl diameter 12 1/2 in. (flat)
  • Donor Credit

    NMWA Library and Research Center Book Acquisition Fund
  • Photo Credit

    © Katherine A. Glover; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
  • On Display