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The Pillars of Hercules and Thus Are Giants Murdered
  • Lindley Eddy
  • The Pillars of Hercules and Thus Are Giants Murdered, circa 1930
  • Big Trees
  • Spencer Research Library, Department of Special Collections, Ellis Omnia C262
  • Not on display
  • EL2009.023
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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Exhibition Label:
"Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture," Mar-2009, Steve Goddard
Trees are one of our primary points of reference for gauging the size of forms in a landscape. In the exceptional case of the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) this gauge has to be recalibrated, leading to no end of clever photographs juxtaposing people (and in this case, a donkey) with the massive Redwoods.