Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ynez Johnston
    born 1920
    born: Berkeley, California, United States
  • Inscriptions, 1991
  • Where object was made: United States
  • mixed media
  • Paper Type: rice
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 438.15 x 317.5 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 27 x 22 1/2 x 1 in
    Weight: 6 lbs
  • Museum purchase: The Richard Florsheim Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0037

The painting is divided in half by a rather thick horizontal band in the center that is filled with a variety of colorful abstract shapes and symbols. There is a pyramid shaped form in the lower section also filled with similar symbols, placed before a black background that is covered with a variety of abstract markings made with a fine brush and colored bluish-green, white, and pink. The biomorphic form in the upper section is rendered in much the same manner, except the shape itself is decorated with a variety of markings in white paint.