Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 2nd Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 2nd fl., across-right of Multi-purpose rm. 205

Erosion - Tree Roots Exposed

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.028.1
Artist:
Jennifer Pope
Credit:
Gift of the Artist
Medium:
Woodcut
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27.5 in Width: 20.5 in
Description:
Trees with black leaves on a brown ground with many roots.
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 Trees sitting upon the tilting slopes of the ravines are loosing soil beneath their roots due to the waterproofing of the upper ground surfaces and the mass run-off of rainwater that pours over the edge of the ravines every time the sky pours rain. Trees are falling down and dying because they have no sandy, silty, or clay-bound soils around their roots holding them to the ground.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
color woodcuts