© Jill Mathis. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Delirium (Alessandria, Italy)
Date: 2004
Medium: Digital chromogenic print
Dimensions: image: 12 1/16 × 16 in. (30.6 × 40.6 cm) sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Francis McIntyre, 2006
Object Number: 2006-76.1
About: In Latin, the word 'lera' means the ridge left by ploughing. The verb 'de-lerare' means to make an irregular ridge when ploughing. A 'delirius' was one who could not make a straight furrow when ploughing and thus came to mean a crazy or disoriented person.
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