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Beach Cave, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 1982
OAC IdentifierHAR: 89-16
TitleBeach Cave, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 1982
Artwork DescriptionA black-and-white photograph from the interior of a cave, looking out onto a rocky coastline.
Description on ObjectBeach Cave, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 1982; Goodwin Harding; platinum/palladium print; 8 x 10 inches
NotesThis artwork is also listed as being awarded in 1989 to the State Lands Building in Salem, Oregon.
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Artist StatementFor me Beach Cave is a primordial image, one which represents, symbolically, the fecundity of the ocean, while at the same time presents an equivalent impression of the experience of being born. Masculine and feminine elements seem fused on both a physical and spiritual level within this most sublime and heroic landscape. Unlike our eyes, the camera, as it gathers light over time, can present distilled reflections of such dynamic interactions. (Harding, 1989.)
LC SubjectPhotography
Outdoor photography
Nature photography
Landscape photography
Photography of water
AAT Subjectart photography
black-and-white photography
nature photography
CreatorHarding, Goodwin
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 Date1983
Award Date(s)1989
Installation Date1989
Artwork MeasurementsImage 8 x 10 inches; Frame 15 x 18 inches
Materials/Techniqueplatinum/palladium photograph on rag paper
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteMonmouth Oregon. Western Oregon University. Residence Hall
Locationfourth floor lounge
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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