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Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Humans have many associations with elephants. The animal’s gentle demeanor is seemingly at odds with its physical enormity. They have worked their way in to our every day vernacular with such phrases as, “the elephant in the room”, and “the memory of an elephant”. This artwork addresses physical space and perspective, but also allows the viewer to question what message the elephant could be conveying by wearing a disguise.
Gerald Guthrie taught animation and foundation studies as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign for 28 years. With a background in drawing, printmaking, and animation, Guthrie explores space and dimensionality in his work.
Included in Fables, Insults, and Reverence: The Animals of UND Art Collections Exhibition at the UND Art Collections Gallery in the Empire Arts Center