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Chart Series No. 1

A work made of prismacolor crayon on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of prismacolor crayon on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1979

Artist:

Susan Hettmansperger
American, 20th century

About this artwork

Long interested in topology, mapping, and distortion, as well as the morphology of form, Hettmansperger based the drawings in her “Chart Series” on navigational ocean charts she used while sailing on the East Coast. Reducing shapes and forms to abstract essences—open spaces in the drawing refer to distance—the artist was interested in creating metaphors for territory, or journeys in unfamiliar places.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Susan Hettmansperger

Title

Chart Series No. 1

Origin

United States

Date

1979

Medium

Prismacolor crayon on ivory wove paper

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Kaye and Howard Haas

Reference Number

1980.120

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