Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> Concourse (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; LL., Instructional Lab 001

Floating Trees

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.027.1
Artist:
Jennifer Pope
Credit:
Gift of the Artist
Medium:
Woodcut
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 22 in
Description:
Trees that are above the ground line whose roots are exposed. Orange, cream, and brown colors.
Historical Context:
"As an artist I have the capability to bring awareness to problems through humorous and visually captivating prints. As human beings it is our responsibility to use our abilities to help and protect our environment. The animals and the plants that live among us deserve such protection. I hope that I can continue to be an active member of society who is concerned with the state of the earth but still believes there is hope." -Jennifer Pope "Floating Trees" is a print that describes my imaginative perception of what "could" happen to trees as they fall down the steep slopes of the ravines. For a moment, in my imagination they float above the surface of the land and then tumble down the ravines. Of course, I know that this does not happen as the trees that fall are usually slanting at a string angle before falling, and it is not possible for an object of such a large size to "float".

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
color woodcuts