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Arts in New England

Meg Alexander

An artist capturing nature in bristles and black ink.

ARTISTS, like most of us, might not be au fait with the physics of bridge building or with the design of complex financial instruments. But they can be expert at engineering loss.

Those two words are used, with a sort of hesitant pride, by Meg Alexander, an artist based in Concord. Her work combines the delicacy of tissue paper with the adamantine solidity of a dam wall.

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