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Hosta Leaves
  • A. Mary Kay
    born 1954
    born: England, United Kingdom
  • Hosta Leaves, 2016
  • Turn and Return Number 40
  • Where object was made: United States
  • mixed media
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 111.5 x 76.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 43 7/8 x 30 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Colette and Jeff Bangert
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0161
Description

This is a large, colorful piece depicting hosta leaves. The leaves appear to be dying; they are pale brown and yellow and some of the tissue is missing from between the veins. The background of the piece is mottle red, pink, black, green and maroon, appearing to evoke a sense of foreboding and death.