Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 3rd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 3rd Floor; Left of Room 372

Grove of Gingko

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.91.1
Artist:
Maggie Bandstra
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 40" Width: 40"
Description:
Square painting on canvas of two rows of bright yellow ginkgo trees along a path with people walking down the path.
Historical Context:
Local Artist and elementary school art teacher Maggie Bandstra has been following people’s ideas about what is #pretty on social media. Following the hashtag for over a year, she was drawn to some of the images for inspiration for her paintings. With permission from the original photographers, Bandstra chose 48 photographs and took them from digital images to paintings on a canvas. While the project took a little over a year to complete, to document the final 19 canvases, Bandstra painted live while at the DeVos Convention Center during ArtPrize. Bandstra’s goal for this project was both to use social media in a positive way and to re-define how the term “pretty” is used. On this goal she states, “What is pretty? How do we feel about the word?’ How do our ideas about ‘pretty’ change with age, gender, experience, and culture? And how and where do our thoughts about pretty converge with others?”