Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 1st fl., Main Lobby

Age of Exploration

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.007.1a
Artist:
Rosemary Ellis
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas and Mixed Media
Date:
2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 6 ft Width: 15 ft
Description:
Rotunda "windows" looking out onto sailing ship and seagull; black bars crossing window.
Historical Context:
"I thought it was fitting for a school of international business to reflect various world cultures. I felt that maritime exploration and shipping would be a significant way to integrate the entire art installation within the space. I wanted to create the feeling of a busy seaside port with the ship berthed right outside. After extensive research I chose to base my ship's painting on Thad Koza's 'America's Pacific Northwest in 1787.'" -Rosemary Ellis