Indian Lily

Drawing: Oil pastel (incised and scraped) and ink on wove paper
12.5 x 12.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 15/16 inches) (image)
Date: 2001

In 1974 the Vogels met Edda Renouf through fellow artist Richard Tuttle, whose work is also on view in this gallery. Many of Renouf’s works in the Vogels’ collection are inscribed with personal messages commemorating special events, as is the case with Indian Lily, a drawing Renouf gave to Dorothy in 2001 for her 65th birthday. “Essential to my paintings and drawings is the revealing of an abstract structure and energy inherent to my materials, the linen canvas and cotton paper,” the artist notes. Incising lines with an etching point to remove particles of paper or removing and adding threads into the weave of the canvas, Renouf mediates the surface of her works, highlighting her interests in the natural world.

All works by Edda Renouf
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design
Accession: 2009.59.32
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Rhode Island. RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, July 20, 2012 – December 2, 2012.

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