sreen:: photographed 9/14/2020
sreen:: photographed 9/14/2020

Core Sample


Artist
Linda Cross (American, b. 1936)
Date
2003
Medium
Acrylic paint, mixed media
Dimensions
Work : 16 x 20 x 6 in. (40.64 x 50.8 x 15.24 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2017.19

Label
For several decades, New York artist Linda Cross has created illusionistic representations of both natural and man-made geologic features. Combining elements of painting and sculpture, Cross’s images encourage contemplation of humankind’s place in and effect on the planet. This particular piece suggests a cross-section taken from a landfill and makes us think about the long-term impact of our throw-away consumer culture.