Current Location:
IDC Collection Storage -> Temp. 333 Michigan Storage
Location Notes:
IDC; 333 Michigan Speed Pack D

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Artwork
Identifier:
2019.79.1
Artist:
Bill Hosterman
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Etching and Watercolor
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24" Width: 21"
Description:
Etching and watercolor of ships twisting scattered throughout a twisting wave of water. Waves and some fish are visible within the wave, Dark blue background.
Historical Context:
In his personal career, GVSU Associate Professor in the Department of Visual & Media Arts, Bill Hosterman primarily works with printmaking. This print was originally part of an exhibit Hosterman had with friend and retired GVSU Professor Ed Wong-Ligda titled “The Land.” In the exhibit, Hosterman’s prints with Wong Ligda’s paintings combined to explore ways in which we visualize and interact with the land. Hosterman believes that humans define land with lines and borders in order to find a sense of identity. In his work Hosterman investigates this relationship between the natural environment and the human journey of finding a sense of self.