Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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To a Lotus
  • Robert Berkeley Green
    born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • To a Lotus, 1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, xerography, acrylic transfer
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 135 x 163 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 6 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 207 x 230 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 9 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Gift of Carol and Del Shankel
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0003

The focal point of this piece is what appears to be a trade card with a black and red bird on it. This card is resting in the center of lotus leaf. This scene is viewed from straight above. The leaf is resting on water and the edges are curled up to create a triangular shape. A fountain pen is held in the curves of the leaf’s edges. A fish and lily pads are in the background.