From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition
MIJA RIEDEL: I would imagine it's pretty hard to be depressed here for too long.
BARBARA LEE SMITH: Well, you know, you've got the tides every day to remind you that, yeah, the waters may be rising, but the tides still go in and out. The birds are still here, and the eagles in the back yard are still nesting after 20-some years.
Oral history interview with Barbara Lee Smith, 2009 March 16-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. (Page 49)
1938 Corona Standard typewriter
Popcorn bag interior
8 1/2" x 14 1/2"