Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 3rd Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 3rd fl., Study Lounge right of Technology and Information Services Rm. 340

Field Flowers

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.26.2
Artist:
Melanie Parke
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on board
Date:
circa 2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 8 in
Description:
Red, pink, and purple flowers in a white vase. The vase is sitting on yellow/brown table with a grey background.
Historical Context:
Melanie Parke paints still life because it allows her to show an assemblage of time. She sets up spaces with heavily speckled marks that are very textural and applied to the surface, and then slowly builds. She then chooses colors to depict concise temperate or extreme sensations. Specific interiors and landscapes are often implied so she can establish a perceivable memory while washing it away at the same time.