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Untitled

Accession Number
2010/2.58

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Ellen Driscoll

Object Creation Date
1997

Medium & Support
ink, gouche on paper

Dimensions
9 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in (23.5 cm x 15.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Subject matter
This drawing was created during Driscoll's work on a multi-year project called, "Ahab's Wife", a performance piece inspired by "Moby Dick" and performed in1968 at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater. This collaborative project combined, movement, poetry and visual arts to explore the persona of Ahab's unnamed wife. This work was also included in the UMMA exhibition, "Ellen Driscoll: Ahab's Wife, Working Drawings and Model", February 1, 1997 - March 16, 1997.

Physical Description
This is an ink drawing in shades of black and brown. In the center there is a figure of a seated nude woman with her back to the viewer. The top of her head is a swirl of dark black lines. In the upper right corner is a three-masted sailing ship.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Rights
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Keywords
figures (representations)
sailing ships
seas

1 Related Resource

Travel
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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