From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleWould Will #5
About this objectDiptych depicting a wooden leg with a reddish grain resting on the concrete edge of a pool and the same wooden leg floating on the surface of the pool’s water. Part of the “Would Will” series of diptychs made by Parker using this wooden leg.
Medium and MaterialsColor electrostatic print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] W. W. 5verso: [pencil] Bart Parker ’76verso: [pencil] 81:093:83
Measurements21.6 cm x 33.3 cm (image)
21.6 cm x 35.5 cm (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 KeywordsDiptych
Subject and Association KeywordsProsthetics
Subject and Association KeywordsPool
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop