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Adobe (from the Reflexiones del Corazon portfolio)

Adobe (from the Reflexiones del Corazon portfolio)

Artist: Miguel A. Gandert (American, born 1956)
Date: 1992
Medium: lithograph
Dimensions:
15 1/4 x 11 in. (38.7 x 27.9 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Tamarind Institute, 1993
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 1993.67.1o
Description
In New Mexico, traditional architecture is uniquely in tune with the environment through the building material of adobe, dried mud brick, combining the natural elements of earth, water, and sun. Sustainable, efficient, and steeped in history, this method of using the earth itself creates a regional style of building that appears to rise naturally out of the earth. Miguel Gandert’s print offers a series of reflections on adobe, showing both the labor involved in making the material and an appreciation of its cracked and textured surface.
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