Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Place Defined by Lack of Water
  • Wanda Hammerbeck
    born 1945
    born: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States ; active: United States
  • Place Defined by Lack of Water, 1995
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35 x 49.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 19 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 41 x 50.5 cm
    Mat Dimensions: 27 x 27 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0201

Scene shows the former location of the pumps at an abandoned gas station. It is a barren vista with dry desert vegetation and cracked asphalt. The title appears in bold type below the image; the whole is unified by an overmat.