Current Location:
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall -> 1st Floor (HON)
Location Notes:
HON; 1st Floor; Suite 120; Right of Entrance to the Suite

Magna Matter

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.262.1
Artist:
Elona Van Gent
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Rapid Prototyping Sculpture
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23 in Width: 15 in Depth: 11 in
Description:
Three headed creature on two legs with large curling tail; green and black on a green teardrop shaped base(2 pieces).
Historical Context:
Elona Van Gent's sculptures have roots in surrealism. They combine different elements together to create beautiful objects of art. Often working with various metals, Van Gent's works are known for their edgy forms that form mechanical-like inventions, never seeming to quite have a distinct function. Van Gent relates her objects to the sixteenth century "wonder cabinets". These cabinets attempted to create an encyclopedia of artifacts from all over the world.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Mythology
Art, Classical