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Dog of the Prairie
  • Margo Kren, artist
    born 1939
    born: Houston, Texas, United States
    Michael Sims, printer
    born 1944
    born: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
  • Dog of the Prairie, 1985–2013
  • Where object was made: United States
  • monotype, pastel
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 833 x 635 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 32 13/16 x 25 in
    Mat Dimensions: 40 x 32 in
  • Gift of the artist in honor of Michael Sims
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0019

Printed on black paper, abstract forms of color occupy the majority of the composition. The face of the prairie dog is located at the top left portion of the work, as evidence of the depicted eye. Pastel colors of bright orange, yellow, and green appear above the figure’s head. Blue pastel fills the negative space of the upper portion of the composition. Blocks of olive-green fill occupy the body of the prairie dog. Other colors include: brown, peach, red, green, and teal.