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On Being Linear
  • Glen Earl Alps
    1914–1996
    born: Loveland, Colorado, United States ; died: Seattle, Washington, United States ; active: United States
  • On Being Linear, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color roll-up (relief) collagraph
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 405 x 480 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 485 x 574 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 15/16 x 18 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 1/8 x 22 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 30 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Glen E. Alps
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0159
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Abstract composition. There are two abstract linear patterns, the lower one composed on yellowish lines, the upper one comprised of blue, gray, and green lines. Both of these are placed against a field of closely spaced vertical lines that change from red to blue as the descend down the paper.