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Current Location:
Lake Ontario Hall -> 2nd Floor (LOH)
Location Notes:
LOH; 2nd floor, office 229

Outsider Art ➔ The Lightning Bug Jar

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.79.12
Artist:
Rick Beerhorst
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Woodcut Print
Date:
2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15 in Width: 14 in
Description:
A man and woman hold up a large lightning bug jar peering inside.
Historical Context:
"I have been making woodblock prints for 25 years. I while back I began to add bits of ephemera, photos, old letters and book pages to my prints. As I print on these scrapes from the past I allow happy accidents to come from a loosely guided randomness. Working this way has effectively opened the door to a whole new way of thinking about printmaking. Now these iconic images carved into wood have discovered a way to travel back in time so that I can begin to understand what came before me and up until now was not only out of reach but hidden." -Rick Beerhorst

Library of Congress Subjects:
Relief printing
Prints--Technique
Paper