Meg Hitchcock, Forgive Me No. 3, 2018, Collage and thorns on archival rag paper - Mixed Media Art by Meg Hitchcock
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 4 images

Meg Hitchcock
Meg Hitchcock, Forgive Me No. 3, 2018, Collage and thorns on archival rag paper



Meg Hitchcock works with sacred texts, cutting letters and combining them to create intricate designs. Her work addresses the limitations of language and interpretation, and questions the exclusivity of fundamentalist belief systems. Letters are cut from a Bible and rearranged into a passage from the Koran, letters from the Koran are transformed into verses from the Torah, and so on. By deconstructing and recombining the holy books of diverse religions, she undermines their authority and animates the common thread that weaves through all scripture. For Forgive Me No. 3, papers were cut from The Secret of the Golden Flower, an early Chinese sacred text, and collaged with thorns on archival rag paper. As a former evangelical Christian, Hitchcock is interested in the psychology of authority, surrender, and transcendence. The repetition of cutting and placing letters simulates the liturgical sacraments of the Church, and alludes to the recitations of Eastern religions. The labor-intensive aspect of her work is a meditation practice as well as an exploration of the various forms of devotion. Hitchcock’s work is a celebration of the diverse experiences of spirituality, as well as an acknowledgment of the desire for connection with something larger than oneself. By blurring the boundaries between religions, she suggests that the holy word of God may be nothing more than a sublime expression of our shared humanity. Meg Hitchcock is an artist living and working in the Hudson Valley, New York. She received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and studied classical painting in Florence, Italy. Her work with sacred texts is a culmination of her lifelong interest in religion, literature, and psychology. Hitchcock's work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Berlin, and reviewed in Art in America, ArtCritical, The Boston Globe, The New Criterion, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and The Daily Beast.


  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    This work of art is glazed with plexiglas. Very high-quality, archival matting and framing in natural wood finish. For Forgive Me No. 3, papers were cut from The Secret of the Golden Flower, an early Chinese sacred text, and collaged with thorns.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 8.25 in.H 25.4 cm x W 20.96 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Brooklyn, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Meg Hitchcock, Forgive Me No. 4, 2018, Collage ...
Meg Hitchcock
Found Objects, Laid Paper, Pigment
Meg Hitchcock, Forgive Me No. 2, 2018, Collage
Meg Hitchcock
Laid Paper, Found Objects
Meg Hitchcock, The Secret of the Golden Flower,...
Meg Hitchcock
Found Objects, Laid Paper
Meg Hitchcock, Fake News, 2018, Collage and pai...
Meg Hitchcock
Laid Paper, Found Objects, Acrylic
You May Also Like
Meg Hitchcock
Archival Paper
Bling No. 3: Night Sea
Meg Hitchcock
Archival Paper
Prayer Cloth No. 4: A Prayer to Yamantaka
Meg Hitchcock
Bling No. 4: Visitation
Meg Hitchcock
Archival Paper
Meg Hitchcock
Cicada, Cut Text Collage of Words on White Paper
Meg Hitchcock
That, Circle of Cut Letters Collage of Text and...
Meg Hitchcock
And, Bible Cut Organic Undulating Text Collage
Meg Hitchcock

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries