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Spider Mite
  • Margo Kren, artist
    born 1939
    born: Houston, Texas, United States
    Michael Sims, printer
    born 1944
    born: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
  • Spider Mite, 1985–2013
  • Where object was made: United States
  • monotype, pastel
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 635 x 835 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25 x 32 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 40 in
  • Gift of the artist in honor of Michael Sims
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0018

Printed on black paper, shades of green ranging from olive in tone to teal and acidic green occupy the majority of the composition. Lines of olive green and red curve from left to right. Interspersed between these lines are abstract forms ranging from red to purple and bright yellow-green. The lower left corner is comprised of mostly dark brown pastels. The right portion of the composition contains a face-like form. Olive green lines form the basic structure of the "face" while pink, peach, and orange pastels fill the space in-between. The negative space on the right half portion of the work contains blue pastel.