Web of Life: Nature in Art

Overview

Artists have been drawn to nature for centuries for its beauty, drama, and ability to inspire awe and wonder. More recently, artists have taken a stand on behalf of nature to encourage environmental awareness, activism, and stewardship.

Web of Life: Nature in Art offers images of the natural world in all its mystery and splendor. Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero depicts a wondrous bioluminescent creature in its deep ocean habitat; John Colt explores the variety of pond life; and Tom Uttech captures the wildness of the north woods and the timelessness of natural rhythms and phenomenon.

 John Colt, <em>Pond Tokens</em>, 1991. Lithograph, 22 x 28 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of Janet Ela.
John N. Colt, Pond Tokens
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 Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, <em>Fish</em>, 1973. Aquatint with embossing, 22¼x 30 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through funds from the School Loan Program.
Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, Fish
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 Tom Uttech, <em>Portage to Cache Lake</em>, 1988. Lithograph, 19 x 21 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of John Gruenwald.
Tom Uttech, Portage to Cache Lake
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