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Peat, Storm, Connemara, Ireland
  • Barry Andersen
    born 1945
  • Peat, Storm, Connemara, Ireland, 2004
  • Where object was made: Ireland
  • inkjet print, Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks
  • Paper Type: Epson Exhibition Fiber
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25.5 x 35.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/16 x 14 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 31 x 41.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 3/16 x 16 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0028
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
“Holding Pattern: New Works at the Spencer Museum,” Sep-2014, Susan Earle and Cassandra Mesick
Barry Andersen is a member of The Museum Project: A Philanthropic Association of Photographic Artists, a coalition of photographers dedicated to sharing their works with museums and other institutions. Like other participants in this initiative, Andersen has helped foster photography through his contribution not only as an artist, but also as an educator, teaching at Northern Kentucky University for nearly 40 years. These two atmospheric photographs reflect Andersen’s ongoing study of the interface between man and nature-particularly as he explores the impact of human activity on the land. For instance, the solitary upright boulder, shorn sheep, and standing fence posts in the background of Sheep and Standing Stone, Avebury, England only hint at human intervention in an otherwise pristine environment. In his Irish landscape, Andersen captures the practice of drying peat, decaying vegetable material that can be sliced from the soil and used as fuel.