New Artwork at Dana Biomedical Library

The Biomedical Libraries are pleased to announce that new works of art by the artist Jane Hammond are now on permanent display in the Dana Library.  Ms. Hammond has generously donated two of her botanical collages that use lithography, linocut, relief printing, digital printing, colored pencil, watercolor and gouache, hand cut and assembled on collaged Japanese papers to create unique flower arrangements.  The artist describes the process as a mime of the images: “Instead of an artist depicting a flower arrangement I have made vases, painted them, made a huge surfeit of flowers, cut them out and then arranged them to make a composition in the vase.”

Ms. Hammond was the Artist in Residence at Dartmouth in the spring of 2006. During her residency, she utilized Dana’s collections and staff to facilitate her work.  Ms. Hammond wrote about her work at Dana:

When I had my residence at Dartmouth one of the coolest things about it was the library privileges and all the librarians helping me. I spent hours and hours in the Dartmouth Medical Library and the librarians were super helpful. There were all these beautiful sets of books—the kind of taxonomies stemming from people going out into the world and assaying the mosses of Turkey, the orchids of Brazil. There was even a book on the lichens of Puerto Rico.  This period at Dartmouth helped the botanical collages be as good as they are.

We invite you to stop by Dana Library (37 Dewey Field Road, 3rd Floor) to admire these beautiful and unique works of art.

Jane Hammond CollageKorean Vase with Oriole Pitcher Plants and Chrysanthemum
Jane Hammond, 2014

Jane Hammond CollageKorean Vase with Cactus Lupine and Pinwheel
Jane Hammond, 2014

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