University Museums

Title: Reflections on an Exterior Still Life
Name: Painting
Date: 1990
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 50 1/4 x 50 1/8 in. (127.6 x 127.3 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Iowa Art in State Buildings Project for Beardshear Hall. Gift of the Class of 1976. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Beardshear Hall
Object Number: U90.103
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This near empty room serves as a place of solitude, self reflection and contemplation of one's own private rooms filled with personal thoughts and musings. The table, chair and flowers signify the public aspects of self and the physical landscapes we occupy. The mirror in the center of the canvas reflects the black space of nothingness back into the viewer's space-begging the question, where is the viewer?