Ball Figures I

Accession Number

Ball Figures I

Jonathan Lasker

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on Rives BFK Paper

22 5/8 in x 29 15/16 in (57.5 cm x 76 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert and Janet Miller

Subject matter
Jonathan Lasker states: In the case of this series of lithographs, which I call “Ball Figures,” round knots of scrawly black lines form ball shapes which are abutted next to one another to make forms which have human, animal, or plant associations. Also, in the backgrounds of these prints there are circles in alternating colors. These circles make patterns which partially fill the page ending in boundaries in the middle of the page forming horizon lines. In spots, groupings of circles are ringed-in by black lines which create subdominant figures in relation to the more pronounced “ball figures.”
The picture which forms is arrived at by the viewer interpretively rather than literally." Source Tamarind Institute.

Physical Description
This is a horizontal print with black, pink and green colors on a white background. There are pink and green rings covering the lower portion of the work. Over these are black lines that connect some of these rings and a group of five black circles filled with squiggly lines.

Primary Object Classification

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