Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 4th Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 4th Floor; Seating Area Across from Room 471

Change is Not Regrettable I-XIV

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.059.1c
Artist:
Alison Walls
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Paper, muslin, ink and watercolor
Date:
2004
Description:
Outline of t-shirt with mandarin style collar. Plant grows around shirt then dies and disappears in a series of 16 small square images.
Historical Context:
Throughout art history, the color green has been used to represent both decay and rebirth, both life and death. Leonardo da Vinci is famous for claiming “beauty vanishes into thin air” regarding the color green and its volatile yet fleeting nature. In this work, artist Alison Walls uses green against a stark white illustration of a shirt to color the leaves that grow and die with each image. The vines wrap their way around the shirt, first only peaking from the pocket, before seemingly taking over the t-shirt prior to the moment the vivacious green begins to turn to brown.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
ink
mixed media
muslin
watercolors
works on paper