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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.27
Object Name Print
Description "Pastoral," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," color etching and aquatint by Art Werger. Edition: 1/30.

Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1965.23.1, Crazy Quilt, n.d.

Artist statement: There is a visual connection between the appearance of a quilt and the aerial landscape of the rural Midwest. Both are a patchwork of individual intentions woven into a pattern of eclectic balance. My inspiration for Pastoral was the Crazy Quilt from the McClung Museum collection. It immediately reminded me of a pair of patched jeans that saw me through art school in the 1970s. Or perhaps it looks more like what would have resulted if Jackson Pollock had chosen to work with a sewing machine. What first appears as chaos, eventually reveals order, pattern, and structure .
Title Pastoral, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Werger, Art
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique etching | aquatint
Dimensions H-15 W-20 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Landscape prints
Landscapes
Topography
Jackson Pollock
Quilts
Patterns (Design elements)
Etchings
Aquatints
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