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The Signal and the Noise
  • Sandy Winters
    born 1949
    born: Arcadia, California, United States
  • The Signal and the Noise, 2014–2018
  • Where object was made: United States
  • block print collage, graphite, conté, and flashé acrylic paint on black paper, foam core board, birch plywood, and newspaper
  • Object Height/Width: 132 x 231 in
  • Courtesy of the artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.012.02
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World", 27-Mar-2018
The myth of Dionysus has been a unifying theme in Winters’s work for decades. The Greeks associated the grapevine with Dionysus, in part, because the cutting of the vine makes possible a bountiful harvest each season. The Signal and the Noise depicts an organic tree-like structure emerging from a print block, surrounded by several other block prints and abstract organic characters inhabiting the landscape.