Panama

Media - 1979.53.9 - SAAM-1979.53.9_1 - 5357
Copied Edward C. Flood, Panama, 1973, acrylic on plastic and wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the S. W. and B. M. Koffler Foundation, 1979.53.9

Artwork Details

Title
Panama
Date
1973
Dimensions
17 7824 589 58 in. (45.462.424.5 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of the S. W. and B. M. Koffler Foundation
Mediums Description
acrylic on plastic and wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — Panama
  • Abstract
Object Number
1979.53.9

Artwork Description

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.