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Mackinaw Bridge/Dirty Snow #1
Date: 1986
Culture: American
Dimensions: image (flush): 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (28.6 x 19.1 cm) mount: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Permanent Collection Fund Purchase
Label Text: Marshall Lupp grew up along the state's periphery, where land and water met in Saginaw Bay. In a series of photographic diptychs, Lupp explores the notion of "edges" inspired by growing up with a coastline sensibility. In Mackinac Bridge/Snow #1, Lupp contrasts opposites, such as black and white, far and near, land and water. Each work is composed of two black and white photographs, mounted edge to edge, often forming an artificial horizon line. By juxtaposing a distant perspective (above) with an abstract, textured view (below), Lupp attempts to create a union that brings out the richest qualities of both images. Careful examination of this work reveals that in Lupp's construction, the Mackinac Bridge spans not wind-blown waves, but sparkling tufts of drifted snow. Marshall Lupp grew up along the state's periphery, where land and water met in Saginaw Bay. In a series of photographic diptychs, Lupp explores the notion of "edges" inspired by growing up with a coastline sensibility. In Mackinac Bridge/Snow #1, Lupp contrasts opposites, such as black and white, far and near, land and water. Each work is composed of two black and white photographs, mounted edge to edge, often forming an artificial horizon line. By juxtaposing a distant perspective (above) with an abstract, textured view (below), Lupp attempts to create a union that brings out the richest qualities of both images. Careful examination of this work reveals that in Lupp's construction, the Mackinac Bridge spans not wind-blown waves, but sparkling tufts of drifted snow.
Object Number: 1988/9.20.1
Currently not on view