(American, b. 1946)
Dye transfer print
Image: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)
Gift of the Artist 2023.23
After the birth of her daughter in 1978, Bea Nettles sought inspiration near at hand in the domestic sphere, radical subject matter in a male-dominated art form.
In this picture of her daughter playing on the grass, Nettles exploits the richly saturated colors offered by the dye-transfer process to express the exuberance and sensuousness of the moment. The most stable color process of the time, dye-transfer was so complex that most artists had their prints made by professional labs. Nettles was one of the few artists who mastered this technique.
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