Current Location:
Building E (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; E)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 1st fl., Exhibition Hall

Fortunes of Nature

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.005.1
Artist:
Harold Linton
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas and Bent Hardwoods; Walnut, Oak, Poplar, Cherry
Date:
2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.6667 ft Width: 17 ft
Note: 1,100 lbs.
Description:
Large-scale wooden wall sculpture; organic shapes and lines. Uses wood from 5 different types of Michigan tree: white oak, red oak, poplar, cherry and walnut.
Historical Context:
"The evolution of the form of this painting begins with drawing and reflection on the man-made and natural environment. Visual research and exploration focuses on themes indigenous to order, growth and the natural environment. These influences include human movement found in examples of modern dance and ballet; the movement of air in space experienced through cloud formations and mutations; birds and butterflies in flight; the growth of trees and flowers in nature and related forms from the built environment; and influences from design and art history which are important to the evolution of my painting." -Harold Linton

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
Nature
acrylic painting
sculpture