Iceberg #25, Disko Bay, Greenland

MAKER:
Artist

Lynn Davis ( American, 1944 )

DATE:
2000
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General Description

In July 2000 Lynn Davis traveled for four days from the northeastern United States to reach the remote Disko Bay in Greenland. Frozen over for most of the year, this area is home to a spectacular “field” of icebergs that glacially float in an inlet off the great Baffin Bay, between Baffin Island in northwest Canada and Greenland itself. Davis went to Disko Bay twice before, in 1986 and 1988, and produced what are considered her breakthrough works. Basing her aesthetic on the centered object and perspective found in the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and Peter Hujar, with whom she was friends, Davis works in a square format and composes her photographs with a simplicity that brings out the grandeur of her subjects in a seeming sublimation of artistic will.

Adapted from

Jeffery Grove, DMA Label copy, 2012.