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A Granite Note (Series of 3 ink jet on paper sculptures and 3-channel video with sound)

21st Century
18 x 39 x 18 in. (45.7 x 99.1 x 45.7 cm)

Anne Colvin, American, b. early 21st Century

Object Type: Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Inkjet on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Artist
Accession Number: 2014.6.a
Anne Colvin is a Scottish artist, poet, and performer. She works primarily with the moving images from found sources. These paper boulders are created from modified copies of found turn-of-the-century photographs of the Scottish landscape. The craggy faces of the sculptures are echoed in the mountainous depictions in the photographs, which are strikingly familiar to the mid-19th century images taken by American landscape photographer Carleton Watkins. His arresting images of the Yosemite Valley were a testament to both the monumentality of nature and to the endurance of American pioneers in the American West, ideas that resonate with Colvin’s work. The themes of monumentality and endurance are also echoed in the fact that Edinburgh, Scotland is a granite city, a city of monumental stone architecture that speaks to a history of austerity.

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