Current Location:
Section 33 (VS) -> Top Shelf (VS33)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 33; Top Shelf

Age of Exploration Maquette

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.007.1b
Artist:
Rosemary Ellis
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Paper, Mixed Media
Date:
2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9 in Width: 26.25 in
Description:
Paper model of the rotunda in DeVos Center with ships and seagulls.
Historical Context:
This is a proposal and maquette of the rotunda located in the lobby of DeVos Center by Rosemary Ellis. She felt that an international business school would be served well by a "maritime exploration and shipping" theme. The artist says, "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.'"