Current Location:
Au Sable Hall -> 1st Floor (ASH)
Location Notes:
ASH; 1st Floor; Right of Rm. 1313

Untitled (Wedding)

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.12.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Fig Bark Paper
Date:
circa 2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.75 in Width: 15.625 in
Description:
Levels of scenes from top to bottom. At the top, the sun in the center, and village scenes directly underneath. A wedding in the center, just above a forest area with a large fishpond.
Historical Context:
This bark painting was made by Mexican Indians, who have used the process of stripping, boiling, and beating bark with a stone to create the texture for a very long time. The themes of these artworks range from traditional celebrations and animals to more abstract designs. These artworks are often very colorful and focus primarily on traditional folk art subjects.