Current Location:
Section 05 (VS) -> Bottom Shelf (VS05)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 5; Bottom Shelf

The Tumulus Culture and the Urnfield Culture

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.463.1
Artist:
Timothy Norris
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
2007
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 22 in Width: 66 in
Description:
Image is divided into two halves. A white Shelter with a blue background on the right and and inverted sheltered in red with a white background to the left.
Historical Context:
"All of my work alludes to and is inspired by history. This particular piece came about after conducting research for my art history classes (I teach at Muskegon Community College) on tribal art and culture. I was reading a book on the origins of ancient Celtic art traditions [and] reference was made to the Tumulus and Urnfield cultures, two pre-Celtic societies of which little is known beyond their distinctive burial practices. In time, I hit upon the idea of the figure/ground reversal of the dominant conical shapes and that locked the composition." -Timothy Norris