By isolating such motifs as prairie buildings or animals, by simplifying them and using unexpected materials and abrupt shifts in scale, he divorces them from their descriptive local setting and elevates them in stature, thereby addressing the way in which everyday objects acquire significance for those who know and value them.

 
 
Icon, 1981 David Thauberger


Icon
25" x 37"
Flocked silkscreen on paper
1981

Edition of 50

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