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Pine Cone Rhythm
  • Ryan Oakes
    born 1982
    born: Boulder, Colorado, United States
    Trevor Oakes
    born 1982
    born: Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Pine Cone Rhythm, 2014
  • Where object was made: United States
  • intaglio in two colors
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 149 x 149 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 380 x 353 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 15/16 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0337
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World", 27-Mar-2018
Ryan and Trevor Oakes have conducted numerous experiments making their own painting tools. For Cauli Cosmos they pressed romanesco broccoli into a grounded etching plate, effectively making an analog image of the fractal geometry of the plant. Similarly, Pine Cone Rhythm is the result of carefully rocking a pine cone across grounded etching plates.