Palimpsest Wallpaper by Spencer Finch

Palimpsest Wallpaper
designed 2012
Maharam Digital Projects
(48% Cellulose, 35% Latex, 17% Nylon)
matte laminate finish
minimum square footage requirement: 100 square feet

$6,300 for first 100 square feet
$63 / per each additional square foot



A continuation of Spencer Finch's interest in the secluded life of Emily Dickinson, Palimpsest documents an upstairs hallway in the Evergreens, the adjoining Amherst, Massachusetts, home of Dickinson's brother, Austin, preserved as a time capsule since 1856. A palimpsest, the evidence of layers beneath, is a stratified visual record of previous writing or drawing now obscured. In Finch's treatment, the saturated rectangles of wallpaper, protected from sunlight by the paintings that once hung there, seem to transform from mere evidence of the passage of time into wormholes back to Dickinson.

Artware Editions is an approved Maharam Digital Projects retailer and offers the complete line of artist-designed digital wallpapers. These mural-style wallpaper installations are sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis. There is a minimum purchase price based on the size of the original legend designed by the artist. It is not required that the total square footage be used but up to the indicated amount is available for the minimum purchase price.

The total original image for this wallpaper is 10' x 33' 4" and this can be scaled and repeated to custom-fit any space on a project-specific basis.

The wallpaper has a matte laminate finish which can be cleaned using mild soap and warm water.