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Killer Whale and Ray Center, Nazca

Accession Number
2012/2.51

Title
Killer Whale and Ray Center, Nazca

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1988

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
Marilyn Bridges describes the markings and monuments that she photographs from above as “the messages of humankind.” As a pilot and photographer, she documents contemporary landscapes connected to ancient times, which addresses the human relationship to the earth and environment. This aerial photograph of the Nazca desert in Peru depicts two geoglyhs.  A killer whale is shown amidst ancient geometric lines that criss cross through the landscape.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of a desert with lines etched into the earth, which form geoglyhps in the shape of a killer whale and lines emanating from a center.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Nazca lines
aerial photographs
geoglyphs
landscapes (representations)
whales

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