Artwork copyright Eduardo Calderón. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Louise Billy, Mid-Columbia River, 1981
(Peruvian, born 1949)
Location: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Lacey
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Louise Billy, Mid-Columbia River is a portrait by Eduardo Calderón of Louise Billy, who created traditional buckskin designs, beadwork, and cedar bark baskets. She lived in Eastern Washington, near Goldendale. Calderón notes "A photograph can say a great deal more about a human situation than an extensive written statement." This photograph is part of Calderón's series of portraits of Native American artisans of the Pacific Northwest. Calderón explores and interprets the human condition.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Monroe School District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A student of anthropology, Northwest photographer Eduardo Calderón creates artworks that invite imaginative interpretations. He chooses his compositions to encourage visual and narrative ambiguity. Born in Arequipa, Peru, many of his photographs were taken during travels to Latin America and Europe. He has lived and worked in Washington State since 1975.
|Medium||Gelatin silver print|
|Dimensions||11 in x 13 15/16 in (sheet)|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|
|Agency||Department of Social and Health Services|
|Artwork Location||Division of Vocational Rehabilitation|
4th Floor, Wellness Room
|Site Type||State Agency|
|Address||4565 7th Avenue SE|
Lacey, WA 98503
|Geo. Coordinates||47.041304, -122.826280|
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