Giverny of the Midwest is a panoramic installation of nearly 100 performative prints, rendering water, lilies, leaves and others forms of life into moving and dynamic images. The source materials were scanned over a 3-day camping trip on a lily pond in South Bend, Indiana, and edited together over the course of nearly 2 years. The piece was initially inspired by Monet’s large-scale painting and installation, Water Lilies (1914-1926), at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is similarly an immersive triptych of over 250 square feet (totaling 2 x 12 meters), and follows the same patterns of light and color as Monet’s masterpiece. Giverny of the Midwest’s three panels are further broken down into 93 differently-sized and -shaped prints on watercolor paper, each spaced 2 centimeters apart. This visual allusion to Mondrian places it in further dialogue with other trajectories of modern and contemporary art, and simultaneously activates the modular possibilities of working in and with digital forms.
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