Current Location:
Au Sable Hall -> 1st Floor (ASH)
Location Notes:
ASH; 1st fl., Between Rms. 1115 and 1117

Blue Bottles

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.289.1
Artist:
Sharon Sandberg
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17.5 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Still-life painting of 6 blue bottles of varying heights and two pieces of fruit, all on a table covered with a white cloth.
Historical Context:
Sharon Sandberg of Illinois received her B.F.A. from Grand Valley State University and her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Michigan. She has also done post-degree work at de l'université d'Aix-Marseillein, in France. She currently teaches at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. On her work, she writes: "For me, still life is a marriage of metaphor, arrangement and observation...In my paintings I strive for serene and lucid solutions to arrangement and color. I look for, and attempt to establish, relationships between very ordinary, often utilitarian objects, objects that have beautiful and functional shape, old objects, which seem to have a past".