Screenprint by Nancy Graves (Aldrich alumna artist)
Color screenprint on Arches Cover white paper
30 1/4 x 41 1/2
Artist’s proof 6/12 (edition of 90)
Signed and numbered
For this work, Graves studied objects in the collection of the Jewish Museum. For instance, the bird figure in the lower right corner is derived from an early Byzantine mosaic floor tile, and the head of a woman in the upper left corner is inspired by a Roman terracotta head. Graves combines these elements with organic motifs and images of frogs like those she used in a 1971 drawing called Five Frogs. The artist layered these images with brightly colored lines and shapes to create an abstract work that suggests a three-dimensional interaction between parts, which recede and advance in the picture plane.
Published by the Jewish Museum, New York
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