Related Objects
Current Location:
Section 20 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS20)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 20: Middle Shelf

Island Blood Sticks Series #8

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.27.1
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Mixed Media, Found Objects
Date:
1991
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9 in Width: 2.5 in
Description:
Wood, metal, glass, hair arranged to form a "blood stick."
Historical Context:
Jeff Colby used mixed media and collage to create art on the theme of his own personal and emotional struggle. In his work, he united themes of hope with horror, beauty with tragedy and the curiosity of life. After his diagnosis of HIV in the 1990s, Colby's work tended to be more emotional and physical because of the turmoil brought about by his illness. Colby died shortly after his major exposition at the Chicago Cultural Center in 1996.