Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Niemeyer Living Center West -> Niemeyer Living Center West
-> 2nd Floor (HON West)
Location Notes:
HON West; 2nd fl., Rt. of Rm. 205W

Tucson Desert

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.306.1a
Artist:
Dan Watts
Credit:
Gift of the Artist
Medium:
Color Photograph
Date:
1994
Description:
Composed of two panels depicting desert land, with hills, shrubs and cacti with mountains in the background, large cactus on the right side.
Historical Context:
Dan Watts is known for combining photography and his love for anthropology. He has traveled to 34 countries for various photography projects. He spent a year of travel to create photo essays of each of the five sister cities of Grand Rapids. These include the Cherry blossoms and the Fire Festival in Imihachiman, Japan; the architecture of Perugia, Italy; Beilsko-Biala, Poland; people of the Ga District of Ghana in West Africa; and Zapopan, Mexico. At a grand total of 16,855 photographs, this collection marks the single largest collection of Sister-City photography in the world. His work is on permanent display at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.