Natura Non Facit Saltum

Natura Non Facit Saltum

2005
Artist
Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band Choctaw, Cherokee, American, b. 1972
Born: Colorado
Work Locations: Brooklyn, NY, Hudson, NY
Culture
Mississippi Band Choctaw or Cherokee
painting
Oil paint and pigmented silicone on wood
William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection at the Denver Art Museum, by exchange
2008.814

Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw, Cherokee)
Natura Non Facit Saltum, 2005
Oil paint and pigmented silicone on wood
57 x 46 x 2 1/2 in.
(c) Jeffrey Gibson
Denver Art Museum: William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection at the Denver Art Museum, by exchange, 2008.814

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 57 in, 144.7800 cm; width: 46 in, 116.8400 cm; depth: 2 1/2 in, 6.3500 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
In this painting the artist confronts the native experience of land loss, not through bitterness and despair but by envisioning a primordial Eden with sheer veils of paint. He adds depth to the surface by piping on flowers and vines at the top as a direct reference to the beaded Iroquois pieces sold to tourists at Niagara Falls.