Current Location:
Lake Superior Hall -> 2nd Floor (LSH)
Location Notes:
LSH; 2nd fl., Across from Rm. 226

Golden Valley, North Dakota

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.747.1b
Artist:
David Plowden
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
1971
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.5 in Width: 7.75 in
Description:
White farm/grain buildings, long grass, railroad tracks in lower right corner .
Historical Context:
David Plowden's photographs focus on the struggle between civilization and nature, old and new. In his photographs and writing he explores the beauty, power, light and significance of once commonplace icons, capturing the visual texture of a bygone America on the verge of vanishing. Not merely nostalgic however, Plowden's photographs often include "found objects" as subjects in highly constructed compositions more about light and shadow contrasts than subject alone. Above all, Plowden's images capture an intimacy that brings subject and viewer into close proximity.