Annex

Demons of the Night

This small painting contains a large variety of color and texture. Dark greens and blues of the outer edge struggle to focus in on the commotion of tan swatches layered over deposits of orange and yellow at center, resulting in a halo effect. Excess paint creates a choppy texture across the painting's center that serves to heighten the emotion already emerging with intensifying color. Lack of form within the composition leaves much to the imagination, yet the piece's title, "Demons of the Night", incites a suspenseful read.

Garroby Hill

This is an exhibition poster that includes an image of David Hockney's oil painting "Garrowby Hill" (1998). The image here depicts an expanse of the Yorkshire countryside in bright swatches of color strung together with a winding road that simultaneously reaches toward the viewer and disappears into the distance. The painting was acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts the same year it was created.

Mova Scholar Globe

Mova is a globe production company that believes the globe to be superior to flat maps because they better represent the Earth in form (-movaglobes.com). The globe provides a more complete spatial understanding of the Earth, an idea that Mova takes further by using light-activated technology to incite the globe to spin on it's own similar to how the Earth does under gravitational pull. A clear outer casing covers the globe while a thin liquid suspends it just enough to achieve this effect consistently, on and off the tripod.

Riders on the Beach II

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, better known simply as Paul Gauguin, is one of the premiere French post-Impressionist era artists. Gauguin's work held great influence on the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Toward the end of his life, Gauguin spent ten years in French Polynesia. The majority of his paintings from this time capture the people and landscapes from the region. The original painting was created in 1902, the year before Gauguin's death.

Uncle Sam and His Search Light: Looking Over the "Port Arthur Route"

In this map, Uncle Sam stands atop a platform shining his searchlight onto the Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad referred to in shorthand here as "The Port Arthur Route." A didactic in the lower right hand corner explains that while Uncle Sam was looking for the Schomburgk Line like in Venezuela, he discovered the (literal) fruits of his own domain, namely the "The Promised Land" region of North America between the blizzards of the north and the swampy heat of the south.

Victorian Cabinet

This is a custom built Renaissance Revival walnut cabinet. The front exterior is primarily encompassed by two large front doors that swing outward. In the interior there are ten narrow shelves with a drawer separating the fifth and sixth shelf. The shelves are each lined with red velvet. The drawer includes a fold-out desk with nine compartments, five of which contain smaller drawers. Two smaller doors, flanking the left and right of side of the main cabinet, open to reveal three shelves. Small drawers are positioned below both of the side doors.

Victorian Centennial Clock

This meticulously crafted clock has a large nineteen inch silver dial with the inscribed initials and date "J.B. 1876". This piece is purported to have been made for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and may have been displayed in one of the convention halls. This clock has a pin wheel jewelers movement made by George A. Jones from upstate New York and his movements are considered the finest on that period. This large scale walnut Centennial presentation tall clock was stylistically influenced by the Renaissance Revival.