Detail View

Miner No. III
Date: ca. 1962-1966
Dimensions: image: 24 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (62.9 x 45.1 cm) sheet: 31 3/16 x 22 3/8 in. (79.2 x 56.8 cm) mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Medium: etching
Credit Line: Director's Fund Purchase
Label Text: The pose of the figure and the artist's style work together to depict the Miner as self-contained, inwardly oriented, and isolated. Currell has used a single black shape to describe the body of the miner. It strongly contrasts with the white background. As a result, the figure appears stark and isolated, as if he were locked in his body. The pose is hunched over, his head down. The arms and hands disappear into the black shape of his body. The result is a sense of self-containment and fatigue.
Object Number: 1965/6.44
Currently not on view