Florence McClung Squeegee
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Florence McClung




Creates images of rural environments.


Induces blindness relative to local urbanization.


Wiping across smooth surfaces.

Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection

July 25, 1947


Origin[edit | edit source]

Florence McClung (July 12, 1894 – 1992) was an American painter, printmaker, and art teacher. She was the daughter of Charles W. and Minerva (McCoy) White and was born at St. Louis, Missouri, on July 12, 1894. She moved to Dallas in 1899 and lived there until her death. She was related to the Dallas Nine, an influential group of Dallas-based artists.

McClung's later works were mostly serigraphs. As she approached her early sixties in the mid-1950s she began to lose her sight and decreased her productivity. She eventually became blind in her right eye following an operation in 1986. Another possible explanation of her decrease in activity was that it became difficult for her to "reconcile her love for rural countryside with the growing urban character of Dallas".

Her art always remained deeply linked to the Texas identity: "Underlying the work and reflected in all its manifestations is a clearly defined purpose: to make a vivid, permanent record of those phases of southwestern life which even now are disappearing". Before she died, McClung gave several of her paintings to the Dallas Museum of Art.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When wiped across a smooth surface, an image of the general area as it appeared before the start of any urbanization will form on that surface.

Users of the squeegee will slowly begin to go blind in one eye at a time, the severity depending on the overall urbanization of their locale.

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