Current Location:
Building D (MAK) -> 1st Floor - Building D (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 1st fl., Across from Office D 1-112

LTV Steel, Indiana Harbor Works, East Chicago, Indiana

Artwork
Identifier:
2001.235.1
Artist:
David Plowden
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Silverprint
Date:
1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.5 in Width: 9.75 in
Description:
Brown toned photograph of digging pits with machines at top of man-made hills.
Historical Context:
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 these once commonplace icons and vistas-and captures the visual texture of a bygone America on the verge of vanishing. Mot merely nostalgic, however, Plowden's photographs often include “found objects” as subject and are 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.