Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 3rd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 3rd Floor; Left of Room 360D

Constructing Memory

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.119.1
Artist:
Adrianne Hollemans
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photo Transfer and Oil on Canvas
Date:
2008
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.75 in Width: 29.75 in
Description:
Image of man with pruning sheers sitting, exhausted, beneath a tree, surrounded by poppies. Below ground are roots/tunnels.
Historical Context:
Local Grand Rapids artist Adrianne Hollemans creates narrative illustrations through her favorite mediums such as graphite, watercolor and oil paint, but has also ventured into stained glass and mixed media collage such as this painting. Hollemans work is often naturalistic, with areas of abstraction or surrealism to create mystery and interest within the imagery. Regarding her work Hollemans states, “Storytelling is as old human consciousness. The stories we tell to amuse, teach, and inspire can be expressed not only through written and spoken word, but also through visual language. All of my work either illustrates a pre-existing story, or suggests a narrative within itself. Exploring narrative possibilities in art allows me to be playful, to find imaginative ways to question the mundane.”