This image is presented as a "thumbnail" because it is protected by copyright. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts respects the rights of artists who retain the copyright to their work. Title:UntitledArtist:Ernest Whiteman Date:1991Creation Place:North America, United States, Great Plains regionCredit Line:The David Draper Dayton FundAccession Number:92.140
In the beginning, I didn't really have any idea that I was going to be doing rock writing images, but as a child, I used to go up to the mountains of Wyoming where there are rock writings. It felt like going into a large cathedral or a temple. And these images became something that started appearing in my work. I was working with neon, experimenting with smaller images, and suddenly I said, "Why don't we try a large piece and see what happens." So these images have drawn me into them.