Ruth Elliot Memory Map - 1973

Completed size 48" x 168" diptych

Work in progress at John Gibson Gallery, New York
Ink and wood blocks mounted on wood with photographs and Photostat text

Review(s) on Ruth Elliot Memory Map, 1973

Roger Welch sets up a situation of investigation which involves the past as it is remembered in the present and fixed for the future in his written, filmed, and taped record. His role is gentle, catalytic, much like Richard Long's barely inflective walk. It depends on the participatory cooperation of the "subject" who reminisces; and this context in turn triggers the viewer's role.
Mary Delahoyd, Word Image Number, catalogue, Sarah Lawrence Gallery, Sept. 1975