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The Bouquet
OAC IdentifierFUN: 89-17
TitleThe Bouquet
Artwork DescriptionWhat appears to be a floral still life comes to life with the activity of a number of small figures and a ship disguised among the flowers. Red, orange, yellow, and green add color to the otherwise black-and-white composition.
Description on ObjectThe Boquet; S. Funkhouser; 24 x 18 inches
NotesThis artwork was awarded in 1989 to Western Oregon State College (WOSC). WOSC became Western Oregon University in 1997.
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Artist StatementThe inspiration for this print is Jacques Callot, the French printmaker of the 1600's who went to Italy and etched portraits of the Italian actors and their large theatrical productions, among other things. The bouquet is a thank you to him and the incredible gift his etchings are to printmakers and any student of history. Standing in the center of the bouquet is one of Callot's favorite actors in a bow of gratitude and mischievousness. Other actors dance or perform on the leaves and table along with a Greek musician, a juggler, and a skin diver while a ship moves through the water above near a flower whose petals look like waves. In my prints I have continued to explore creation of an atmosphere which combines air, water, and land. Much of the imagery floats through this atmosphere on missions of their own, but each print has an overall theme which loosely ties them together. My goal is to combine many images or elements which provide new and different interpretations for each viewer or each viewing. This way I hope the print remains fresh and that the viewer will always have something new to discover. I believe my work could loosely be described as surrealistic. (Funkhouser, 1989.)
LC SubjectPrints
Chine colle
Flowers in art
Circus performers
AAT Subjectprintmaking
etchings (prints)
CreatorFunkhouser, Sheryl
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: Mid-Valley Arts. You may view their website at:
Artwork Creation Date1988
Award Date(s)1989
Installation Date1989
Artwork Measurements24 x 18 inches
Materials/Techniqueetching with chine colle
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteMonmouth Oregon. Western Oregon University. Residence Hall
Locationsecond floor lobby
Site Address345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth Oregon
CountyPolk County, Oregon
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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