Collage of Two Letters from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and Deena Metzger

Dear Deena
Dearest Sheila
I want to participate in the “What is Feminist Art?” project, and
I received your letter today in New York. I feel
I want my contribution to be about that part of feminism that is
precarious. I do not think I have cancer. I think my body is showing me signs of great inner change. I lost
Although I feel that art that is feminist is any art which
Anais yesterday. The loss pushes me, us, forward to
authentically communicates any aspect of a woman’s experience, I…

From a collage of two letters from Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and Deena Metzger, between 1976 and 1977. The two letters were cut and interspersed line by line to create one work, in response to the question “What is feminist art?,” a project of the Woman’s Building. Source: Woman’s Building records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.