Magna Matter

Artwork

Identifier:
2004.262.1
Artist:
Elona Van Gent
Medium:
Rapid Prototyping Sculpture
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.0 in Width: 15.0 in Depth: 11.0 in
Description:
Three headed creature on two legs with large curling tail; green and black on a green teardrop shaped base(2 pieces).
Historical Context:
Elona Van Gent's sculptures have roots in surrealism. They combine different elements together to create beautiful objects of art. Often working with various metals, Van Gent's works are known for their edgy forms that form mechanical-like inventions, never seeming to quite have a distinct function. Van Gent relates her objects to the sixteenth century "wonder cabinets". These cabinets attempted to create an encyclopedia of artifacts from all over the world. She received her B.A. in English in 1984 from Hope College, Holland, Michigan; and her M.F.A. in Sculpture in 1989 from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Library of Congress Subjects
Mythology
Art, Classical
Current Location:
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall -> 2nd Floor (HON)
Location Notes:
HON; 2nd fl., Near Dorm Elevator, East hall