Desert Creatures by Gustave Baumann

Desert Creatures by Gustave Baumann

Desert Creatures

Gustave Baumann

Title

Desert Creatures

 
Artist
Year
1967  
Technique
color woodcut with aluminum leaf 
Image Size
10 x 15" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
80-100 1967 
Annotations
titled, lower left; dated after edition number 
Reference
Chamberlain 185; Baumann 145 
Paper
German cream Ansbach wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB831 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description
According to Chamberlain: Shifting, glistening gypsum dunes, some as much as 40 feet high, are located in the Tularosa Basin and make up a part of the White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Baumann mischievously placed the Camel Rock formatio, which is located between Taos and Santa Fe, in the midst of the rock formations depicted in the prints, variously titled "Desert Rock Garden" and "Desert Creatures." Said Baumann of these regions: "The almost pastoral mood of the Santa Fe country changes viseably [sic] at about Alamogordo with its tremendous black lava flow or Malpai [sic]. Further south are the shifting white sands blown about by the wind. In between these natural Phenomenon [sic], we have that ominous glazed depression as evidence of a man made explosion that could now be repeated anywhere any time." p. 446, In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann