Michael Eade

The Valley, 2008

Michael Eade (American, born 1957), The Valley, 2008, egg tempera, colored gesso, gold, aluminum, and copper leaf on wood panel, 9 3/4 x 32 1/2 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2010.14.

"I recompose landscape forms taken from religious and non-religious art, which exists in Eastern and Western cultures and spans all periods of art history. I incorporate nature and landscapes from my travels, and work intuitively to transform these sources into new landscapes that resonate with symbolic feelings. They invite viewers to embark on a visual tour of unknown, yet familiar-looking places aimed at becoming part of their cultural and emotional consciousness. "—Michael Eade