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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Artist: Larry Brown (American, born 1942)
Printer: Bill Lagattuta (American, born 1950)
Publisher: Tamarind Institute (founded 1970)
Date: 2003
Medium: color lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 18 9/16 x 15 1/16 in. (47.1 x 38.3 cm)
Support: 18 9/16 x 15 1/16 in. (47.1 x 38.3 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie Devon, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.18.5
Description
Larry Brown brings together the cosmos and the microscopic in his lithograph Balancing Act, done at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque in 2003. The composition is bisected, with the earth represented in the top half and the microscopic in the lower half. The repetition of the circle appears as globe, cell, and ball, confounding the differences among the basic forms. “I see this activity as a metaphor perhaps for a gigantic juggling act,” Brown has said of his work.
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