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Art & Design Study Collection
On Display: First floor
Student composed text panel:
Sister Denise Schonhardt (American, b. 1949)
Oil on canvas
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations.
Sister Denise Schonhardt earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and eventually produced this piece of art on her way to earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Dakota.
Sister Denise Schonhardt lives at the Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Crookston, Minnesota.
The painting was executed by Schonhardt when she was a graduate student in the Visual Arts program at UND, where she received an MFA degree.
This large oil painting depicts a dark forest with bright orange trees in contrast. Each tree leaning and showing a color unexpected, still stands tall and catches the eye, encompassing the viewer with its large scale. For these trees, being different is being seen.
Red trees, teal background, abstract, landscape, oversized
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