Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Cook-Dewitt Center
Location Notes:
CDC; Rm 117, Lounge

What Child Is This?

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.384.1
Artist:
William Alexander
Credit:
Gift of William Alexander
Medium:
Linocut
Date:
2006
Description:
Black and white, illustrated representaiton of a man (left) holding a woman(right). The woman has a halo around her head.
Historical Context:
"I want my work to be immediate and fresh, never final but new with each encounter. It is my endeavor to create art that is viewed as an experience or a journey. I am drawn to art that can be interpreted differently by each viewer and interpreted anew with each viewing and I strive to create art that possesses these qualities. In the process of creating, my art is sometimes transformed incrementally from realistic or representational subject matter to an expressionistic or emotional image as I progress. At other times I may approach an empty canvas with the intent of bypassing any “subject matter” to pursue a more random expression. Throughout the years my art has gone through many phases from realism and portraiture to more abstract concepts, allowing the observer, by looking at my work, to become “co-creator” of it."

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
linocuts