Sidewall, "Efeu/Ivy", 2006 Machine-printed on paper. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. 2007-19-1.
What is this?
All-over pattern of ivy leaves as interpreted by the artist as being in bright sun. Printed in shades of green with a slight texture to the printing.
Why is this in our collection?
This ivy pattern was inspired by a series of photographs documenting the life cycle of the Klause Tavern in Germany, a building where the abuse and murder of a little boy may or may not have taken place. One of the few continuities running throughout this series of photos was the ivy growing on the building. Ivy was roller printed on 100 year old printing machines. It was printed in limited quantities.