was commissioned for the exhibition “JUST ONE LOOK” organized by the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division in the spring of 2016. The exhibition catalogue may be viewed online here.
The catalogue includes the following text regarding Mermaid.
"Hobson presents the perplexing ambiguity of the Salish story with a calculated exactitude in both his conception and his craft. The trim three boxes, each displaying a new beachgoer image, are designed to be placed open on a shelf to allow a sequential experience of each doubled image, and a reading of the story as it appears on transparent Mylar sheets on the mirrors and on an open three-part spread. The artist has, with a quiet mastery, taken the narrative fractures and the emotional ups and downs of the story and made them conform to an unobtrusive geometric scheme."