Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; Suite 3090; Left of Room 3125

Lamp With Fern

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.298.1
Artist:
Michael Pfleghaar
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil Pastel on Paper
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 28 in Width: 20.5 in
Description:
Large leaf plant on turquoise table with large yellow lamp and picture.
Historical Context:
As a painter, Michael Pfleghaar sees his role as a local Grand Rapids artist to create something that is out of this world. While he paints landscapes and still lives inspired by Michigan scenery, he wants to bring something new to the ordinary view around us. Focusing on the simplicity of design and experimenting with abstraction, Pfleghaar creates images that are full of bright, exaggerated colors, simplified shapes and twisted perspectives. Less interested in capturing a realistic interpretation, he creates a scene that fully engages its viewers and makes them wonder what it would be like to live in the world as Pfleghaar sees it. “Early on I realized how the things we choose to surround ourselves are a reflection of self.” - Michael Pfleghaar