Current Location:
The Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science -> 2nd Floor (PAD)
Location Notes:
PAD; 2nd fl., Near Rm. 261 and Elevator

Fast Water in Sand Creek

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.095.1
Artist:
Don Kerr
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 53.5 in Width: 62 in
Description:
Abstracted landscape with a creek, trees, branches and leaves. All organic shapes. Colors range from dark brown to tan to light blue.
Historical Context:
Don Kerr is an American painter and has been a professor at Grand Valley State University since 1970. He has traveled the world and has painted multiple scenes while abroad. His art has been seen across the United States and around the world. Kerr's work involves human perception, identifying what quality/figure/light should be identified as significant. He is a strong believer that art makes it possible for us to be aware of and cultivate a part of ourselves (and nature) that we have historically called “soul”- a part of each of us that, according to Kerr, is radically jeopardized by the way we live today.