COASTAL LOWLANDS (PAintings and related sculpture)

Constructed by slaves from a rugged mixture of oyster shells, lime, sand and water, the Tabby dwellings along the Georgia coast have withstood the Civil War, countless hurricanes and coastal development. Inhabited until the early 1900's, today they stand as a historical and archeological treasure. The hand rubbings Gillies made in these cabins serve as a jumping off point for her explorations of the artifacts literally buried in the Tabby walls—and the stories those artifacts represent. She continues to question the cultural history of the Georgia barrier islands through drawing, painting and sculpture.