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Mechanical Orchid Triptych, Cypripedium Acaule aka Lady Slipper
  • Justin Amrhein
    born 1979
    born: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Mechanical Orchid Triptych, Cypripedium Acaule aka Lady Slipper, 2014
  • Where object was made: United States
  • screen print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1117 x 382 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 44 x 15 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0002.a
Description

This is an image of a mechanical lady-slipper orchid. Only the top third of the plant is in color. The stem is a vivid green while the petals are dark purple, yellow, and orange. A text box to the left of the plant gives the scientific classification for the plant. The plant itself only takes up the top third of the page; the mechanical workings of the plant are depicted on the lower two-thirds of the page. Text instructions for the wirings and workings of the machine are to the left and the right of this image.