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

The Mine

Artwork
Medium:
Acyrlic on Canvas
Date:
1984
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 22";28.5" Width: 28";34.5"
Note: 22"h x 28"w;28.5"h x 34.5"w
Description:
Colorful landscape of a canyon like area. Canyons and ridges are dark, in shades of purple, grey,black and small areas of pink and red. Sky has lots of horizontal lines with shades of blue and grey. Center of the canyon, near the center of the image, is bright yellows and oranges.
Historical Context:
As a boy growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Armand Merizon was possessed by a wandering spirit, and resisted the confinement of his early years among his family of strict Dutch immigrants. He lived through the Great Depression, joined the military during World War II, and studied art in New York and Europe. He was a visionary who experienced the world at-large to be both his most suited classroom and greatest teacher. Merizon was an artist who refused to be held to any one style or template for how art should be represented. He threw off the mantle of tradition and perfected his own style; adding bright colors, abstract patterns, and textures to even the most common of landscapes. He proved to be a prolific painter, even after having been diagnosed with macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis. These health issues forced him to evolve his painting style, but never slow ed his dedication to the arts. He is quoted with saying: "I will paint until my nose touches the canvas".