Artwork copyright Lockwood Dennis. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Cement Plant, 1986
(American, born 1937, died 2012)
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Yakima
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Late artist Lockwood Dennis focused much of his art on industrial landscapes. He created the woodblock print Cement Plant after making sketches at the site on Lake Union, in Seattle. In his studio, Dennis transferred the drawings onto woodblocks, carving one for each color that you see in the final print. Each woodblock was inked and printed with a hand press, in a layered process. This print includes three colors.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima School District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Late Northwest artist Lockwood Dennis was known for his body of colorful woodcut prints. His art often depicted industrial landmarks and landscapes that have a tension between man-made and natural elements. Over his forty-five-year career, Dennis drew inspiration from varied traditions such as German Expressionist prints, vintage cast-metal toys, Japanese woodblock prints, comic art, and WPA era design from the late 1930s.
|Material Category||Work on paper - print|
|Medium||Woodblock print on paper|
|Dimensions||15 in x 12 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|