Two black and white rabbit-like creatures face one another in a dark forest. The creature in the foreground lies on the ground with its back to the viewer. The creature that is further away faces the viewer. They look like mirror images of one another, but one has a burst of colorful spikes that look like fireworks covering its back.

Rachel Rose; Lake Valley (detail of still), 2016, high-definition digital video (color, sound); 8:25 min.; Carnegie Museum of Art: A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2018.2. © Rachel Rose

What Will Become of Us? Childhood Loneliness in Rachel Rose’s Lake Valley

Rachel Rose

By Brittney Knotts

The nighttime journey of the protagonist in Rachel Rose’s Lake Valley echoes the themes of well-known stories from the golden age of children’s literature, as Brittney Knotts explains.

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