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Nationality

American

Title of Work

Bighorn Ram

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Date of Work

1980

Medium

Pencil on Mylar

Signature

Right hind leg of ram

Height

18 1/2"

Width

27"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

On display: Third floor

Location

Memorial Union

Additional Information

Student composed text panel:

Henry Peterson (American)
Bighorn Ram, 1980
Pencil on mylar
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

In this work, Henry Peterson gives us only part of the bighorn ram. The piece seems unfished, or half complete as if something happened in the middle of creating the artwork. Like the nearby work of Jessica Mongeon, the viewer is asked to fill in the blanks – or perhaps imagine what is missing or what could be. Bighorn rams often represent power and boldness, so leaving the work unfinished may represent that no matter how strong we are, we are still a work in progress.

Condition

Excellent

Rights

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