From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleUntitled [Mattress and axe]
About this objectDirty, striped mattress lying in a field with a white sheet nearby tangled in a tree. Hovering in the sky is a superimposed image of an axe. Superimposed on the mattress are roots or parched, desert earth.
Medium and MaterialsGelatin silver print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] 4/7verso: [pencil] Bart Parker ’72verso: [pencil] 81:093:20verso: [pencil] VSW BP 46
Measurements26.3 cm x 26 cm (image)
35.2 cm x 27.7 (sheet)
Subject and Association DescriptionBart Parker (1934-2013) initially studied literature and creative writing before switching to photography and attending the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with Harry Callahan. Parker taught for the majority of his career at the University of Rhode Island. His work is best know for layering and sequencing of multiple images.
Subject and Association KeywordsBart Parker
Subject and Association Keywords1970s
Subject and Association KeywordsSuperimposed Image
Subject and Association KeywordsMattress
Subject and Association KeywordsField
Subject and Association KeywordsAxe
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop