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berceau (cradle)

berceau (cradle)

Artist: Gendron Jensen (American, born 1939)
Printer: Bill Lagattuta (American, born 1950)
Publisher: Tamarind Institute (founded 1970)
Date: 2004
Medium: lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 6 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (16.5 x 36.8 cm)
Plate Mark (Stone Impression): 10 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (26 × 44.5 cm)
Support: 13 1/8 × 21 in. (33.3 × 53.3 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by Luke Sullivan in honor of his parents, Patrick and Mary, for their limitless love & innumerable gifts and graces; and in honor of Gendron Jensen, for a life courageously and gracefully loved, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.32.18
Description
Gendron Jensen has been working in northern New Mexico since 1987. Working directly from nature as a realist, Jensen’s work reflects an homage to the natural world and an interest in the taxonomies that comprise it. He often works with specimens studied in natural museum collections or found in nature. At the same time, Jensen takes certain liberties with the bones, combining bones of distinct animals, for example, to tell a broader narrative. The New Mexico Museum of Art is the only museum to represent Gendron Jensen’s complete works in printmaking, which has been an important aspect of his artistic practice since he was in a Benedictine monastery during his 20s and worked in the monastery print shop. This image consists of “relics” from a black sturgeon sent to him by a biologist with Laval University in Quebec. This work is a musing on the endangerment of black sturgeon, and a robbing them of their “cradle,” which is what the French title means—as well as recollections of childhood ice-fishing trips in the Northwoods.
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