MELLER, Peter

Description

Earthquake
Most of the stamps used to create this complex image are shown in the display case below, together with other versions of the print. That the matted version here is the one that Meller himself preferred is indicated by the fact that he made numerous photocopies of it: the others must be regarded as experiments with which he was less fully satisfied, yet that reveal him playfully exploring the possibilities of the expressive language his stamps offered him. Again, he creates variety by simply turning stamps upside down; he also creates a sense of depth by varying the saturation of the color. By illustrating an earthquake - in which everything falls apart - he can be seen as offering a witty commentary on the process by which such a composition is put together. - Merisa Vertti

Creator

Meller, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.037

Citation

Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7427.