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Maker(s):Broberg, Meredith
Culture:American (1965- )
Title:This Moment from the portfolio Traces
Date Made:2016
Materials:Photopolymer intaglio on Kitakata paper
Place Made:Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, Massachusetts
Measurements:Mount: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet: 14 15/16 in x 11 1/16 in; 37.9 cm x 28.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/DATE: back, upp. r. (graphite): Meredith Broberg 2016; EDITION: back, upp. l. (graphite): 9/15
Accession Number:  UM 2019.1.5
Credit Line:Purchased with Art Acquisition Funds
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Printed with dark blue grey pigment on the peach-colored paper. A mist or snow shrouded three-quarter view of a stag walking through the snow leaving behind hoof prints. Its antlers sprout exaggerated, long lines that form the shape of tree branches. The background of the watercolor-like rendering reveals a starry nighttime sky and falling snow. One of twenty prints in the portfolio, “Traces,” inspired by the poem of the same title by Annie G. Rogers.

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Artist's statement:
“My image arose in response to this line in the last stanza (or whatever they are) of the poem:
And in the deep woods the deer suspect (with the poets) that all we see or seem is here in this moment.
In earlier versions of the image I included more specific imagery among the trees that the deer carries, trying to suggest “all that we see or seem”. This evolved into a more abstract approach where trees merge into the night sky, which–for me–implies the entire universe. I wanted it to become dreamier and more open.”

deer; blue; snow; stars; night; sky; animals; exterior

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