Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 2nd Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 2nd fl., Central Hall, between rm. 223 and 233

Sun Dance

Artwork
Identifier:
2003.416.1
Artist:
Paul Collins
Credit:
Gift of the Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation
Medium:
Graphite on Primed Masonite
Date:
circa 1973
Description:
Graphite drawing of a Native American man bent over holding a hoop in his left hand.
Historical Context:
Paul Collins takes inspiration for his work from his extensive travel through Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Collins was commissioned for the 18 x 8 ft. mural of Grand Rapids native Gerald R. Ford in 1975, currently on display at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He has received many awards throughout his career including the Mead Book Award, the People's Choice Award in Paris, and the Ceba Award for Excellence. Through his art Collins demonstrates a passion for revealing the essence of humanity, the essence of noblemen, warriors, and commoners alike.