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Northeastern Nevada Museum exhibits the work of Lily Lee

A shroud woven by Lily Lee in the spot where the body of an unknown woman was found
The Shroud of Devil’s Gate Jane Doe. Photo by Carrie Quinney

Associate Professor Lily Lee’s ongoing body of work, The Great Basin Murders, is currently on exhibition at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko (through Nov. 23). Lee weaves shrouds that commemorate unnamed murder victims. Her weaving patterns are based on data from the crime scenes – GPS coordinates, victims’ estimated age, height, weight and more.

In the current exhibition, Lee’s shrouds are paired with photographs taken by Carrie Quinney (MFA, Boise State) that show the shrouds in landscapes where the bodies lay, or landscapes that resemble those places.

Lee received travel support from the Alexa Rose Foundation, The Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the Boise State University College of Arts and Sciences.

Read more about Lee’s work here.