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Lois Conner

Central Park, New York City
1986
platinum palladium print
6 5/16 x 16 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

This poetic excerpt from a lakeside view in Central Park is a study of pastoral beauty, an oasis of calm in bustling New York City. The silvery tones of a platinum print convey the lake’s reflective quality. The blur of fluttering leaves and the dark, gracefully arched branches exemplify Conner’s appreciation of the land as “my subject and my muse.”