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Artist Pamela Pecchio Knows Which Way Is Up

Pamela Pecchio’s Inverted Compass (2008)Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art

What do you hang above your bed? Some people scatter pretty, colored glow-in-the-dark stars and moons that make them feel as though they are sleeping in a Roald Dahl novel. Others, like a friend of photographer Pamela Pecchio, hang wobbly compasses above their beds, the directions pointing all askew. Pecchio’s photograph, up at Daniel Cooney Fine Art through July 31, is more soothing than your average night-light, but we’d hate to be staring up at it after a night of drinking. —Emma Pearse