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A Low Soft Sound
A Low Soft Sound by Carli Holcomb, UW Libraries Commission in Honor of President Tom and Ms. Jacque Buchanan
Bobby
Bobby by Jake Bathen, 2012 UW Libraries Student Art Purchase Award
Canadian Glacier
A pastel depiction of Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies., Donated to UW Libraries by Carol McMurry, 2010, A pastel sketch done on site. Due to changing conditions with both light and weather, the piece was created in about two hours. A larger piece based on the original sketch was also created.
Cattle Drive
A portrait of cowboys herding Corriente cattle near Centennial, Wyoming. Corriente cattle are a breed from Mexico often used in rodeos., Donated to UW Libraries by Carol McMurray, 2010, After going to school for art in the 1960s, where they pushed abstract impressionism, the artist realized his roots were in representational art. Themes like wildlife and western scenes., It is based on photos and sketches made while spending time with the cowboys in the field.
Coe Library
An original oil painting based on photos taken of Coe Library, just before construction began on a remodel. Carol McMurray commissioned the piece to preserve the memory of Coe Library for past generations. It captures the old entrance, and serves as a reminder of the days when the University of Wyoming was a drive through campus., Donated to UW Libraries by Carol McMurray 2010, Bob Seabeck attended school in Casper with with Carol McMurray, who commissioned the piece. It captures the state of the library for past generations before a remodel., Photos were taken of the library before construction began, and the painting is based on those.
Essence I
Essence I by Sarah Hayman, 2010–2011 Coe Library Art Invitational Purchase
Fences
Lent by the artist., University of Wyoming Trustee's Award, UW Libraries Purchase Award, A slightly larger than life pronghorn with two scenes of problematic fence crossings on the Wyoming plains., Migratory routes for pronghorn are being fractionated by man-made fences, resulting in injury and death., The piece was made by welding steel pencil rod together and then painting it. Its horns made with cast iron and a mixture of paint and dirt. A mix of mediums where used to create a miniature landscape with pewter painted pronghorn.
Istanbul Evening
Istanbul Evening by Andrew Parker, 2011 UW Libraries Student Art Purchase Award
Just One
The piece is comprised of three paintings featuring honeycombs. One of the paintings has a silhouette of a bee with stars in the blackness., UW Libraries Dean's Purchase, 2013 Coe Library, The piece was inspired by an image of a backlight honeycomb., Watercolors were used to create the base layer of the honeycombs, then marker was used to create the outlines and the bee. Lastly, starts were added with acrylic paint.
Light Technician
Lent by the artist., Annual Juries University of Wyoming Student Exhibition: FMC Honors Award, 2015 UW Libraries Student Purchase Award., A composite portrait of people working behind the scenes, demonstrating the quality that motivates people to work for the benefit of others., "Light Technician" was inspired by people that do their jobs without the need for recognition, reward, or personal gain. The piece is part of a series on stagehands who work hard to make others look good., Pictures were taken of five different people sitting in the same posture. Different elements were chosen from each model to make up the fictional stagehand.
On road
The painting depicts a train seen near Upton, Wyoming., 2009 UW Libraries Student Purchase Award, Decrepit spaces, objects, and machines often go unnoticed. These scenes can be made beautiful by placing them in a different context, one that explores color, composition, and light. The scenes also demonstrate the effect time has on the environment, and how quickly things can fall into ruins., The piece is oil paint on stretched canvas. Large pallet knives were used to add and scrape away paint to create the appearance of rust. Oil paint was used to create both richness and depth of color.
Perpetuate
Perpetuate by Dakotah Konicek and Anna Konkel, Donated by the artists.
Strata
A pastel drawing of the Shirley Basin in central Wyoming., 2010-2011 Coe Library Art Invitational Purchase, The piece was influenced by the subtle, yet geographically complex Wyoming landscape. The summertime grasses, sagebrush, and flora give Wyoming a rough texture., A pastel created using cross-hatching techniques to capture the texture of the Wyoming landscape, after a quick field study was performed.
Untitled
Untitled by Jasmine Peck, 2012 UW Libraries Student Art Purchase Award
Valhalla
Testing again., Purchased by McMurry-Spieles Endowment for Library Excellence
Waldo
The painting depicts a train seen near Laramie, Wyoming., UW Libraries Commission 2010, Decrepit spaces, objects, and machines often go unnoticed. These scenes can be made beautiful by placing them in a different context, one that explores color, composition, and light. The scenes also demonstrate the effect time has on the environment, and how quickly things can fall into ruins., The piece is oil paint on stretched canvas. Large pallet knives were used to add and scrape away paint to create the appearance of rust. Oil paint was used to create both richness and depth of color.