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Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 2nd Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 2nd Floor; Rm 2225

“The Tree of Life or Blazing Tree, 1845“ by Hannah Cohoon

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.59.23
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1845 painting
Date:
circa 2010
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Gray-green tree covered in football-shaped leaves. Each leaf is trimmed with red squiggles. Handwritten script fills the space beneath the tree.
Historical Context:
Painted in the Hancock Shaker Village in 1845, this drawing represents the early Shaker communities in America--vibrant and growing. "The bright silver color'd blaze streaming from the edges of each green leaf, resembles so many bright torches. N.B. I saw the whole Tree as the Angel held it before me as distinctly as I ever saw a natural tree. I felt very cautious when I took hold of it lest the blaze should touch my hand." -Hannah Cohoon