Related Objects
Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 3rd Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 3rd fl., Central Hall, Near Seidman Family Conference Rm. 340

I Will / I Must

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.33.1
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Collage
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 6 in Width: 4 in
Description:
Photo of artist glued to another body, with the phrase "I will/ I must" written at the bottom.
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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
collage
mixed media
Library of Congress Subjects:
Collage
Mixed media (Art)
Art, American