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Anodized Aluminum Box (from Dreaming in Reverse/Soñando Hacia Atrás)

Lid of portfolio box

Anodized Aluminum Box (from Dreaming in Reverse/Soñando Hacia Atrás)

Artist: Tom Chambers (American, born 1957)
Date: 2010 (printed 2011)
Medium: anodized aluminum
Dimensions:
14 11/16 × 11 5/8 × 1 in. (37.3 × 29.5 × 2.5 cm)
Classification: Portfolio
Credit Line: Gift of Dennis Cormier, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.15.13
Description
The artist traveled extensively in Mexico twenty-five years ago and was attracted to the “sense of spirituality and magic” he experienced there. Upon returning in 2010, he found it much changed by global consumerism and made this body of work to express his appreciation for the Mexican culture he had encountered earlier and his concern over its apparent eclipse. His style in these images draws on the literary model of Magical Realism in which fantastical elements are mixed with recognizable everyday elements.
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