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[ A white box sits open on a white surface with a soft blue light emitting from within. Behind the box, there is a yellow truck hauling long logs parked next to a red building against a mountainous background. ]

Ken Ragsdale

The Hundred Acre Wood , 2014

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Archival ink-jet print
Dimensions: 20 x 28 in. (50.8 x 71.12 cm)
Accession #: 20142484
Edition: 1 / 5
Department: Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of the State of New York , Purchase of University at Albany Alumni Association
Related Exhibition:
Flow: Works By Alumni Artists From Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibitions 2009-2017
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The content of my work reflects my own childhood narrative and its metaphorical relationship with the story of the growth of America as a nation. Physically, the work is process-driven, and involves a mixture of many artistic disciplines: drawing, painting, sculpture, paper-craft, theatre lighting, and photography. I work only from my memory, which is in a constant state of flux. The status of particular memories is altered by every new experience, to the point where even the mundane can be reformed into the epic. All of my work is made with the intention to examine what remains of the actual, reveal the process of alteration, and explore the possibilities of the fantastic. Every remembrance is a reinvention, and reality is not fixed, but in process.
– Ken Ragsdale
Flow: Works By Alumni Artists From Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibitions 2009-2017

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