University Museums

Title: Lines
Name: Landscape Painting
Date: 1991
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 71 3/4 in. (31.1 x 182.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of Marlene and Gary Olson. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Brunnier Main Storage
Object Number: U2006.5
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From "Subject to Change" exhibit:
John Preston (American, b. 1953)
Lines, 1991
Oil on canvas
Gift of Marlene and Gary Olson. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
U2006.5

The fall's agricultural bounty spreads across this canvas. Silos, corn bins and harvesting combines dot the broad landscape. Iowa's rich soil and productive climate produces food, especially those derived from corn and soybeans, to fulfill local appetites and needs, with most of the harvest exported to other states and countries. Can the land sustain this level of crop production and maintain an abundant harvest?