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Conjugal Series: Cat's Cradle

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Benyon, Margaret
Date made: 1983
Materials: reflection hologram; glass
Measurements: 8 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Classification: holograms

Male and female hands are bound together in a game of cat's cradle, with the fingers projecting out into the viewers own body space.


This plate is part of a ganged 4-plate version of the Conjugal Series. The theme of the series is marriage in the wider sense, in which images of hands giving and receiving, nurturing, feeding, dancing, playing can also be interpreted as smothering, wasting, struggling, constraining . Master: CEGB with technical assistance of C. Mead. Transfer: Artist's studio Photo: M. Benyon © Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.
MOH-1983.23