Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 2nd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 2nd Floor; Inside Room 205 (Library); Inside Room 205C

Untitled (Heart, Fish, Pear)

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.62.14
Related artists
Dellas Henke
Esther Luttikhuizen
Medium:
Wood and Textile
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30.5" Width: 9.5" Depth: 13"
Description:
Woden table with skinny legs , a shelf at the middle and a drawer at the top. Top of drawer has a red painted wooden heart. Drawer is open and has fabric fish in it. Middle shelf has the lid to the top heart and a wooden carved pear.
Historical Context:
Two local Grand Rapids artists joined together to reach beyond their artistic comfort zones to create this work of art. Dellas Henke, a professor at GVSU, is best known for his printmaking, drawing, and photography, but also experiments with painting, woodworking, and furniture making. Esther Lutikhuizen is a mixed media artist who focuses on textiles, specifically recreating images and photographs in a cartoon-like style of hand crafted, stuffed dolls. Created while the two artists were in a relationship, there are many symbols of life and love in the artwork. Pears in art often symbolize a long life, and an abundance of life. Fish often represent prosperity, wealth and happiness.