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Corona

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Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha employs shape, repetition, discontinuity, and color to explore forms and rhythms she observes in nature. She has used the term ‘cosmocentric’ to describe her quest to understand and depict the universe’s varied systems and their relationships to humankind. Composed with a mass of individually colored blocks on a sheet of graph paper, "Corona" charts the Sun’s energy and thermonuclear processes as they radiate from its surface into space. In Tacha’s own words, “there is no element more essential to agriculture—and to life on Earth altogether—than the light and heat of the Sun.” Tacha works in many different mediums but may be best known for her site-specific sculptures and monuments such as Water Links II, a black and white granite sculpture and water feature created in 2006–2008 for the UW-Madison Graduate School of Business.
Artist
Athena Tacha
(American, b. Greece 1936)
Title
Corona
Date
1983
Medium
Felt-tip pen on graph rag vellum paper
Dimensions
24 x 28 in.
Credit
Gift of the artist
Accession No.
2020.20.3
Classification
Drawings & Watercolors
Geography
America

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2020, the artist, Athena Tacha (Washington, DC), and Richard Spear (Washington, DC) gifted to the Chazen Museum of Art

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