Collection Artwork
Joel Fisher (born Salem, Ohio, 1947)
Tree
1990
color aquatint on four sheets of paper
Crown Point Press (born San Francisco, California, 1962)
Pamela F. Paulson (born 1958)
paper size: 84 x 64 in.
frame size: 89 x 67 x 2 in.
Gift in memory of Susan Sollins
2016.12.3
5/7
Inscribed, lower left, directly below image: 5/7
Signed and dated, lower right, directly below image: J Fisher 1990
Blindstamped, lower left: Crown Point Press / Pamela F. Paulson [publisher icon]

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.

Tang Collective Catalog


For Tree, Joel Fisher photographed his 1987 sculpture Study for a Tree, enlarged the image until it became pixelated, and re-created the new image with over four hundred square plates of color aquatint. He matched the plates to each pixel, locking the organic form into a grid-based structure, which calls to mind digital media. Fascinated with replication, perception, and translation, Fisher invites viewers to discover for themselves the existence (or not?) of an underlying pattern.
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