University of Oregon
University of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collections

Oregon Percent for Art

Skip to content  Collection Home : Browse Collection : Advanced Search : Preferences : My Favorites    
add to favorites : reference url : download back to results : previous : next
 
Changes
TitleChanges
Artwork DescriptionThis print depicts interaction between a fish form and a bird form, rendered in print with the appearance of scratchings through deep black space.
NotesThe Knight Library is the largest library facility in Oregon, holding collections with a replacement value of over $100 million. Approximately 1.85 million of the University Library's 2.4 million volumes are housed in Knight, along with microforms, government documents, sound recordings, films, and videotapes. Special Collections contains over 40,000 rare books and 13,000 linear feet of manuscript holdings
much of this primary source material is unique and irreplaceable at any price. The building is named in honor of the family of Philip Knight, President and CEO of Nike, Inc.

For background information examining the Knight Library's renovation and expansion projects, see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/knight/expansion.html

For resources on the Library's history and an extensive bibliography on the building's architecture, please see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/guides/architecture/oregon/library.html

An interactive campus map of the University of Oregon may be viewed at: http://map.uoregon.edu/

Artist StatementThe suite is a narrative set of images dealing with a salmon and a raven. The set is a creation story of sorts. The two animals are archetypal in these prints and take various forms as they act and interact with each other. They have forms. They are shadows. They are reflections. They wear each other's shapes. They eat each other purposefully or because they are blind. They mate and spawn together. They give birth. They exist together as dances of bones. These drawings are unique to my way of working. They are a reversal of the way I have always drawn and to that end I consider them fresh and full of ongoing possibilities. The drawings were made by scratching with needles, razor blades, serrated objects and sandpaper through a layer of autographic ink which had been brushed on lithographic stones. This technique is known as *manier noir* or *black manner*. There are few examples of it due in part to the meticulous nature of the work and the great difficulty in printing. All examples are very small, seldom larger than 10 x 10 [inches]. Notable examples are the lithographs of Redon and Bresden during the late 19th century and Rouault and Picasso during the 20th century. (Boyden, 1995).
LC SubjectPrintmakers
Prints -- Technique
Prints
Lithography -- Printing
Salmon
Ravens
Folk art
Narrative art
AAT Subjectprintmaking
lithographs
color lithographs
CreatorBoyden, Frank
About the ArtistFrank Boyden was born 1942, in Portland, OR. He attended Yale University, School of Art, achieving a M.F.A. and B.F.A., in Painting, 1968. In 1965, he attended Colorado College, where he received a B.A. in Art.
Artist URLhttp://www.laurarusso.com/artists/boyden.html
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 Lane Arts. You may view their website at http://www.lanearts.org/
Award Date(s)1995
MediumPrintmaking
Artwork Measurementsvarious sizes; 11.5 x 17 inches and 14.5 x 17 inches
Materials/Techniqueall prints color lithographs printed on RIVES BFK white paper
Source Formatdigital photograph
color
Artwork SiteEugene Oregon. University of Oregon. Knight Library
Locationfirst floor, east hallway
Site Address1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene Oregon
CountyLane County, Oregon
Image Processing HistoryDigital file enters Photoshop CS2 in RAW format. Photoshop used to convert RAW file to 8 bit RGB. Archived tiff is saved. Photoshop used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight point, adjust contrast. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB, resolution set to 125 dpi and longer length resized to 875 pixels. Display jpeg saved after resizing.
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
add to favorites : reference url : download back to results : previous : next
University of Oregon Libraries | Oregon State University Libraries | Contact Us ^ to top ^