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Emily Gray Koehler - A Conquest of Beauty
A Conquest of Beauty
Multi-Block Color-Reduction Woodcut
12" x 16"
2015

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Edition Size: 16

An old farmhouse nestled in a valley surrounded by rolling pastureland paints a predictable picture of American nostalgia. However, the bucolic image belies an unpleasant truth. Pretty flowers of yellow and white were once caged behind perfect picket fence rows, but time and neglect sent their seeds flying and their roots reaching. Now the hillsides are covered with an invading force of bobbing ox-eye daisy heads and the pond below is flush with exotic yellow iris.