Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st fl., Central Hall, right of rm. 117

Tools of Healing

Artwork
Identifier:
2003.253.1
Artist:
Sharon Sandberg
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
2003
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 38 in Width: 48 in
Description:
Still life with various medical items on a table with a white tablecloth. Model heart, IV bag, stethoscope.
Historical Context:
Sharon Sandberg of Oak Park, Illinois received her B.F.A. from Grand Valley State University and her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Michigan. She has done post-degree work at the Universite d'Aix-Marseilles in France. Sandberg taught at Grand Valley State University but as of 1996 has taught drawing, design and painting at Aquinas College. She is locally represented by LaFontsee Galleries in Grand Rapids. Sandberg writes: "For me, still life is a marriage of metaphor, arrangement and observation. Factors of choice, such as placement, point of view and lighting seem to “plasticize” this particular genre allowing the painter an enormous amount of freedom for abstract manipulation. In my paintings I strive for serene and lucid solutions to arrangement and color..."

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
oil painting