The Umbrella #2; Barry CLEAVIN; 1998; 1345

Name/Title

The Umbrella #2

About this object

An umbrella-shaped image featuring a flock of crows flying north-west: from a series inspired by a trip that the artist took to Japan in the late 1990s where he learned about the 'karas' or crows that survived the Hiroshima bombings in 1945.

Maker

Barry CLEAVIN

Date Made

1998

Date Made

2015

Medium and Materials

Etching and aquatint on Hahnemühle paper

Place Made

Portobello

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals/Birds

Subject and Association Description

Cleavin travelled to Japan in the 1990s on an artist exchange. He became interested in the crows (karas) that survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing in 1945. The umbrella-shape is said to resemble a mushroom cloud, while simultaneously offering protection from the environment.

Collection

Dame Ann and John Hercus

Credit Line

Gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2015

Object Type

Print

Object number

1345

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Birds

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