Critical Mass Books

The Shepherd’s Daughter

Clare Benson

Clare Benson’s The Shepherd’s Daughter dynamically synthesizes articulations of being. It is a delicate balance of familial history, memory, and conceptual project. Emanating from her images are vividly personal references, to a complex relationship with an aging parent, to the uncanniness of a distant home, and to ancestral ties to hunting practices….Benson’s process evokes archaeological fieldwork. She excavates material and immaterial relics with acuteness, looking for potential connections hidden in nature, in humanity.  – Meg R. Jackson

Essays by Melissa Goodrich & Meg R. Jackson
Hardbound, 7.75 x 11.25 , 64 pages, 32 illustrations