Toxsic Crow

Toxsic Crow

1983
Artist
G. Peter Jemison, Seneca, American, b. 1945
Born: New York
Culture
Seneca
Object
collage
Medium
["mixed media on handmade paper","Letter from the artist to Nancy Blomberg, dated 6\/6\/05: \"Toxsic Crow 1983 (notice the spelling) was created while I was living in New York City. My paper bags by 1983 were often made from handmade paper. Some of whic
Accession Number
2005.36
Credit Line
Gift of G. Peter Jemison

G. Peter Jemison (Seneca), Toxsic Crow, 1983. Mixed media on handmade paper; 23½ x 22¾. Denver Art Museum: Gift of G. Peter Jemison, 2005.36 

Dimensions
height: 23 1/2 in, 59.6900 cm; width: 22 3/4 in, 57.7850 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
This work reflects on the effect humans have on the natural world; on his inspiration the artist noted: “Driving to the Tuscarora Reservation one time I saw a crow in an enormous land fill said to contain the toxic fill from Love Canal and other sites all contaminated. Crows can’t read the warning signs on the fence surrounding the landfill.”
Known Provenance
G. Peter Jemison, created in 1983, retained until 2005; Denver Art Museum, 2005.

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