Documents

Reverie, 1990

Barbara Noah
(American, born 1949)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Barbara Noah hand-colored and combined different photographic images in Reverie as an exploration of dreams, memories and the state of the mind. Arranged based on our human facial recognition reflex, the viewer gathers these images to form a face, inviting a personal interpretation of symbols.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Kent School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based mixed-media artist Barbara Noah creates conceptual artworks, including photographs, sculptures and paintings. She has taught art at national colleges and universities, including Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington. She received a Bachelor of Arts in art from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - mixed media

Medium

Oil on photo emulsion on paper

Dimensions

57 5/8 in x 24 in

ID Number

WSAC1990.269.000

Acquisition Method

Direct purchase

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State Arts Commission

Artwork Location

Washington State Arts Commission
Temporary Storage - Collections Office; at ArtsWA pending re-siting

WA County

Thurston

Setting

Interior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
Olympia, WA 98504-2675

Geo. Coordinates

47.375908 | -122.103603

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