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The Place
OAC IdentifierDEW: 89-1
TitleThe Place
Artwork DescriptionA colored photograph of showing a pathway covered by orange and brown fall leaves. The path is surrounded by tall deciduous trees on both sides. To the path's right sits a wooden bench, grayed with time and the elements. A few leaves rest on the darkened bench, highlighting the contrast between the bright orange of fall and the black of winter. Behind the bench is a paved road, with a short wooden fence seen further in the background. The entire landscape is grayed with fog.
Description on ObjectThe Place; Deborah Dewit; photograph; 23 x 30 images; Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
LC SubjectPhotography
Color photography
Nature photography
Landscape photography
Photography of trees
Photography of leaves
Outdoor photography
Trees in art
AAT Subjectchromogenic color prints
color photography
nature photography
CreatorMarchant, Deborah DeWit
About the ArtistDeborah DeWit was born in 1956 in Portland. Oregon. Four weeks after her birth, her mother returned with her to South America to re-join the rest of the family. She grew up traveling with her family and living in such places as the Philippines, New York, Minnesota, South Carolina, Florida, El Salvador, Colorado, Scotland and finally ended up in Portland in 1979. Photography was never a career choice and she entered Cornell University as an Agronomy major. After two years she decided to give her hobby, photography, more serious attention and moved to Colorado where her parents were living at the time. In order to finance her endeavors, she cheffed in restaurants for two years and in her spare time roamed the mountains outside Denver looking and experimenting with her camera. In 1978 she left for Scotland, where she worked on a farm, driving tractors, hoeing turnips and moving cattle from field to field. It was here that her real passion developed. The skies and the hills and the wildnes
Artist URL
Regional Arts CouncilThe Oregon Arts Commission has ten Regional Arts Councils that provide delivery of art services and information. The Council for this location is: Eastern Oregon Regional Arts. You may view their website at
Artwork Creation Date1984
Award Date(s)1988
Artwork Measurements23 x 30 inches
Materials/Techniquec-type photographic print
Source Formatslide
Artwork SitePendleton Oregon. Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
Site Address2500 Westgate, Pendleton, Oregon
CountyUmatilla County, Oregon
Image Viewfull
Image Processing HistoryMaster tiff image captured at 4000 pixels across the long edge using SilverFast AI 6.0 software. Digital images in tiff format are archived and saved. Adobe Photoshop CS2 used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight points, adjust levels, contrast and sharpen as needed. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, resolution revised to 125 pixels, resize longer dimension to 875 pixels; save display jpeg at quality level 6.
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
ContributorsUniversity of Oregon Libraries; Oregon Arts Commission
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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