Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 2nd Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 2nd fl., between Classroom 2012 and Case Classroom 2010

Gleditsia Triacanthos, Leaf Necklace

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.113.1
Artist:
Collyn DeBano
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Sterling Silver
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.6 in Width: 8.25 in Depth: 0.2 in
Description:
Sterling silver necklace featuring fern-like casting.
Historical Context:
"As a native of Michigan, my life has been perpetually bordered by nature...I am invested in understanding our relationship to nature specifically the trees of Michigan. Through the replication of the anatomy of five Michigan trees, I hope to reflect more deeply on this intimate and collective relationship to the natural world...With this work I seek to deconstruct the Gestalt principle: A tree is not greater than its parts but is its parts. Once the pieces are removed from the tree one can see the nuanced beauty and design of the individual elements bringing one closer to the immensity of nature." -Collyn Debano