Related Objects
Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 4th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
Bld C; 4th Fl; C-402c

Tower and Posts

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.98.1
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
Gift of The Colby Foundation
Medium:
Latex Paint on Found Wood
Date:
1982
Description:
2x4s cut into the shape of a tower with a dowel shooting out diagonally from the bottom platform. Painted in bright colors.
Historical Context:
Jeff Colby has used mixed media and collage to create art on the theme of his own personal and emotional struggle. He united in his work with hope and horror, beauty and tragedy and the curiosity of life. Since his diagnosis of HIV in the 1990s, Colby's work has 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.