Current Location:
Lake Ontario Hall -> 1st Floor (LOH)
Location Notes:
LOH; 1st flr, rm 168

Six Occupied Iron Lungs

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.257.1
Artist:
Todd Freeman
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Hand-colored Etching
Date:
2004
Description:
Blue ink etching of narwhal whales in boxes next to a body of water.
Historical Context:
"In pairing traditional symbols with new elements, an ambiguous language can stir, one that is both familiar yet entirely new. This recombinant dialog elicits a response of thorough investigation. As primary technique, copper etchings allows both intricacy of detail and line, and the tangible suggestion of antiquity. These are not depictions of the known world, yet are saturate with visual information, delicate lines representing specific times and spaces. The events unfolding in these images grand new discoveries and meanings with each subsequent viewing." -Todd Freeman