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Pine Needles
OAC IdentifierZEE: 81-16
TitlePine Needles
Artwork DescriptionA color photograph contrasting yellowed pine needles against a black surface.
Description on ObjectAllan Bruce Zee ©; Floating Pine Needles; Photo; #554; Revenue bldg; 1981
Artist StatementIn my work I attempt to resonate with the objective reality the eye sees and distill the vision into another essence, another reality of form, color, and feeling. In this series, dunes become bodies, hills emerge as layers of watercolor, a green century plant becomes a sensual blue flower through the use of color infrared film, and floating pine needles take on an oriental meditative character. (Zee, 1981.)
LC SubjectPhotography
Color photography
Nature photography
Photography of trees
AAT Subjectart photography
color photography
nature photography
CreatorZee, Allan Bruce
About the ArtistAllen Bruce Zee has been exploring the art of photography since 1969. It is often the intimate view that is most intriguing to him--the landscapes in the hood of a rusting auto, the intricacies of a ponderorsa bark, or the nautilus-like spirals of a staircase. He uses a painterly approach to his color work; the black and white photographs are imbued with an ethereal quality. The varied imagery is unified by a style that distills the visual reality into a transformed vision. His prints have been exhibited throughout the country and are in prominent collections. (promotional material, 1985)
Artist URL
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Artwork Creation Date1976
Award Date(s)1980
Installation Date1981
Artwork Measurements20 x 26 inches
Materials/TechniqueColor Photograph
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteSalem Oregon. Revenue Building
Locationfourth floor
Site Address955 Center St. N. E., Salem Oregon
CountyMarion 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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