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Artist: Forrest Moses (1934 - 2021 Palm Springs, California)

Printer: Printed by Ron Adams (1934 Detroit, Michigan - 2020 Los Angeles, California)

Department: Art
Date: 1976
Medium: lithograph on paper, ed. 1/25
Overall: 15 x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm)
Classification: Prints & Printmaking
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Samuel and Claudia Larcombe
Object number: PC1980.176.1
DescriptionAbstract composition with background in a coral shade at the top and green/yellow shade at the bottom. There are loose black and tan lines throughout of different thicknesses running mostly vertical. Loose marks of white and blue lines run horizontally throughout.
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Exhibition: New Mexico Landscapes

on view September 3, 2022 - March 19, 2023


Although Forrest Moses’s print is not intended as a realistic representation of nature, it still suggest an experience of being immersed in the natural world. One could be looking into a swampy pool filled with cattails or a forest floor littered with twigs and branches. Moses found inspiration in the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi which centers around an aesthetic appreciation of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Moses’s work often does not show specific scenes but likely evokes a mood, feeling, or even memory that is experienced differently by each viewer.