The Whale of Our Being

Title

The Whale of Our Being

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The Whale of Our Being

From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, Carl Beam produced a body of work titled The Whale of Our Being. The series includes serigraphs (screen prints), etchings, large-scale photo-emulsion works, and sculptures that reflect on humanity’s departure from and inability to live in harmony with the natural world. The colour-saturated artworks include collage-style compositions that incorporate photographs of Indigenous historical figures, Christian symbolism, magazine clippings, and images representing scientific discovery. This period also marked his earliest use of celebrity imagery, which is prominent in this exhibition.

Publication Date

8-2-2020

Keywords

Carl Beam, art, contemporary, Indigenous, Seriograph, screenprint, Creative Campus Galleries Collection

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Original Citation

© Creative Campus Galleries

The Whale of Our Being

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