Current Location:
Section 17 (VS) -> Bottom Shelf (VS17)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 17; Bottom Shelf

The Peach Orchard

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.067.1
Artist:
Meg Perec
Credit:
Gift of the artist
Medium:
Mixed-Media Print
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12.5 in Width: 18.5 in
Description:
Chine Collé; pink animals in field with bare, thick trees. The foremost tree has a visible root system.
Historical Context:
Meg Perec grew up on a small farm on which she spent her childhood helping her parents do chores. As a reward for her hard work, her parents allowed her to keep whatever animal she wanted, and chose a horse. She recalls the hefty amount of work that was required of her in order to take care of the horse. She says that the amount of work that is required in the print making process reminds her of her days on the farm when she had to spend long hours laboring over not only her horse, but other daily tasks as well. Her inspiration for the images in her pieces are most often taken from her memories on the farm.