Advanced Search

Sun-Painting "Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario"

Sun-Painting "Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario"

Artist: Pansy Stockton (1895 - 1972)

Department: Art
Date: mid 20th century
Medium: leaves, feathers, lichens, cotton, seeds, twigs
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (36.8 x 47 cm)
Classification: Collage, Montage, & Assemblage
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, bequest of Louise Brundidge in memory of Mary Patricia Simmons
Object number: PC2001.30.1
DescriptionCollaged scene of a lake with sailboats with a tree in the foreground and hills in the background made with organic materials.
Not on view
Label Text:Pansy Stockton began her artistic career with traditional painting materials: oils, tempera, and watercolors, but began creating “sun paintings” in 1916 while living in Durango, Colorado. She moved to Santa Fe in 1941 and continued to develop these compositions constructed of only organic materials including bark, moss, seeds, leaves, feathers, and twigs. Any given piece could include thousands of individual fragments from a selection of 250 different types of vegetation. Each sun painting included a list on the back of each kind of vegetation and where it was found. Although Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario does not depict New Mexico, it was constructed with items gathered from around the state.