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A Child Said, What is the Grass
Date: 1963
Dimensions: image flush: 11 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. (29.5 x 41 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: screenprint
Credit Line: Bequest of Charlotte Collins from the Charles and Charlotte Collins Collection
Label Text: Throughout most of the 1960s, Corita Kent—also known as Sister Mary Corita—was a nun, art professor at Immaculate Heart College, and anti-war activist. Kent worked almost exclusively in the print medium, as a screenprinter. Her most widely distributed work was a rainbow print reproduced on the 22¢ Love stamp, a year before her death. Kent’s imagery, ideas, and phrases express her spirituality and appreciation of our world. This work quotes a poem by Walt Whitman, which celebrates the cycle of life and death, while affirming belief in an afterlife.
Object Number: 2009.12
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