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Panama

1973 Edward C. Flood Born: Chicago, Illinois 1944 Died: New York, New York, 1985 acrylic on plastic and wood 17 7/8 x 24 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (45.4 x 62.4 x 24.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the S. W. and B. M. Koffler Foundation 1979.53.9 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50B


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Edward Flood made Panama soon after moving to New York, and the piece was included in the 1973 biennial exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil. His abstract sculptures and "picto-boxes" often retained elements of the landscape and seascape imagery found in his earlier work. In Panama the painted forms evoke tendrils of seaweed that emerge from the edges of the piece and seem to sway with an imaginary current.

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Abstract

Landscape - Panama

sculpture

paint - acrylic

plastic

wood

About Edward C. Flood

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1944 Died: New York, New York, 1985