Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 5th Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 5th Floor; Right of Room 550

Untitled

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.143.1
Artist:
Patricia Hendricks Constantine
Credit:
Gift of the Artist
Medium:
Watercolor and Charcoal
Date:
1997
Description:
Close-up of green, yellow, pink fruit; purple background.
Historical Context:
Local Grand Rapids artist Patricia Hendricks Constantine is known for luscious still-life images of fruits and vegetables. Her use of bright, bold colors reflect her upbringing in Florida and growing up in an area where fresh fruits were available year-round. Within her work the fruit also represents identity and feminist issues that are important to Constantine. Historically, fruit is a symbol of fertility, vitality, youth and abundance. Any slight presence of decay however, characterizes the fruit with the inevitable and undeniable mortality that we all face.