Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 1st Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 1st Floor; Student Study Area; Across from Room 116

Outsider Art ➔ Untitled

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.10.2
Artist:
Ericc "Etok" Tascott
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Board
Date:
2016
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 17"
Description:
Acrylic on board mandala-like painting with an eye at the center. Red border.
Historical Context:
The term “outsider art” was first used in 1972 by art historian Roger Cardinal to describe art made by people outside of the mainstream art world. Outsider artists create art with uninhibited expression, without rules and taboo. Their artwork provides an invaluable insight into the world seen through their eyes and how they experience the community around them. Outsider artists work within different mediums, often using found or recycled items. Local Grand Rapids artist, Ericc “Etok” Tascote, uses his home as his studio where he creates countless objects as a way of making sense of the world around him. He has given himself the pseudonym, “Etok”, to be able to create without restraint.