State Capitol, Montpelier, Vermont, July 2002

State Capitol, Montpelier, Vermont, July 2002
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17487
Building: 
Current Location: 
One North
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist Dates: 
1952-Current
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is an Edition 1/4 ink-jet print of a photograph taken by Davis in the Vermont State Capitol building.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
51 inches
Width: 
2 inches
Height: 
63 1/2 inches
Description: 

An air of honor and foundation resonates from this corner of the Vermont State Capitol Building. Red fabrics define the composition of this photograph. As the heavy velvet of the couch below the cabinet anchors the lighter fabrics of the flags inside, a visual metaphor is created for what the flags once represented and the ideologies that grounded them. Davis is most well known for his curatorial accomplishments in photography, but his personal content is notable for its striking compositions and architectural orientation. As seen here, Davis captures the character of the building in juxtaposing weights of fabric and fixture within/across the architecture of the wall itself.
Many of the flags displayed in this cabinet and others like it in the Capitol Building are Civil War-era flags representing various Vermontian brigades. The cabinet on the easterly end of the vestibule (pictured right, above) contained the flags of the other Vermont Infantry Regiments not included in the Vermont Brigade Guidon, as well as those of the Sharpshooters and Light Artillery Batteries. In 2016, the entire Vermont Civil War Flag Collection was published online at DigitalVermont.org (information courtesy of vermontcivilwar.org).

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes