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Title: Preparatory Study for Untitled Panels
Name: Painting
Date: 1986
Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 17 x 28 in. (43.2 x 71.1 cm)
Classification: Art on Campus Preparatory Studies and Maquettes
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Iowa Art in State Buildings Program for the Agronomy Building. In the Art on Campus Preparatory Studies and Maquette Collection, Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: U86.446ab
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Created for the Agronomy Building, Untitled I and Untitled II reference the influence that people have had on plants, specifically food-producing plants. Humans have altered the external physical conditions of these organisms, resulting in selective growth, limiting the diversity of naturally occurring species. However, the tornado in Untitled I is a powerful and sobering reminder of our lack of control when it comes to the weather.