40x40 Day 2


Artist
John Sabraw (British, b. 1968)
Date
2021
Medium
Mixed media on aluminum panel
Dimensions
Sheet/image : 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.61 x 14.61 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2022.7.1

Label
Ohio University art professor John Sabraw extracts iron oxides from water polluted by mining and manufacturing operations to make pigments that he then uses to create evocative abstract paintings. Sabraw sees his work as a fusion of art and science, as he once explained in an interview: “I collaborate with many scientists and artists in widely differing fields, and I have come to the conclusion that scientists and artists share two critical aspects: curiosity and failure. We are endlessly curious, try new things, and fail often. But that failure does not dampen our curiosity. So the artist, like the scientist, has a crucial role to perform in our society: see things differently, act on this vision, report the failures and successes.”

Object Type
Painting