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Number 20. Hosta Leaves
  • A. Mary Kay
    born 1954
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: United States
  • Number 20. Hosta Leaves, 2016
  • Turn and Return
  • 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
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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.