Red Paper Cup by Don Williams

Red Paper Cup by Don Williams

Red Paper Cup

Don Williams

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Title

Red Paper Cup

 
Artist

Don Williams

  1941 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
c. 2005  
Technique
etching and color aquatint from four plates 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 8 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof, outside the published edition of 25 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
handmade ivory cotton 
State
published 
Publisher
Eastside Editions, bears chop in the lower left margin 
Inventory ID
23653 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Among the subjects Don Williams often focuses on in his work are forgotten man-made objects, the varied, unassuming detritus of the human condition. This is both juxtaposed and complemented by his vast and dramatic landscapes of the Midwest: while radically different in scope, the concepts behind his chosen subjects feature a common thread in their sense of loneliness - or perhaps of the beauty found in isolation.

Here, a common paper cup doled out by fast-food joints, replete with its familiar waxy sheen, rests on a fence post. The cup and the fence post - biproducts of progress - are brightly illuminated by sunlight made more vivid by a background shrouded in darkness. Below, the unfurling of nature’s most hardy soldier - the leaves of the blackberry - reminds the viewer that all is not lost.

 
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