(Ed Hill, b. 1935 and Suzanne Bloom, b. 1943)
"Elegy in C (White Pine)", 1996
type C photograph, white pine construction
"Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas" label en verso and "The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" exhibition label titled "MANUAL: Two Worlds - the Collaboration of Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom", 2/22/04-5/23/04.
With a tiered wooden support for hanging.
45-3/8" x 48", support 7-1/2" x 63"
Provenance: Private collection, Houston, Texas; Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Exhibited: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2/22/04-5/23/04.
Notes: The collaboration between Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom, which began as a creative experiment in 1974 and has endured these past four decades, culminated in a major retrospective of their work at the National Center of Photography in New York, 2002; this was followed by a 2004 exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Elegy in C, a multi-media work, included in the retrospective, explores complex relationships between natural and man-made realities. Nature is a main protagonist in this as in many of the duo's works created during the 1990s, focusing on the tension between real vs. virtual; nature vs. culture.