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Photo Credit: Michael Tropea, Chicago


Artist: Jane Gilmor (American, born 1947)
Date: 1995
Medium: Metal, wood and video
Overall: 91 x 94 x 60 in. (231.1 x 238.8 x 152.4 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1996.4
Accession number: 1996.4
Classification: sculpture
In Collection(s)
Label TextWindows is a large walk-in, house-shaped construction covered inside and out with words and images on metal. These were created by children in the Child Life Program of the Activities Therapy Department at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics about their experiences, feelings and fantasies while hospitalized. Video taped images of several children appear on monitors in the window-like openings in the structure. This work was originally on display in the Iowa Artists 1996 exhibition. Jane Gilmor was born in Iowa and attended Iowa State University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received an MFA from the University of Iowa School of Art. She became a professor of art at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. Source: News, May June 1996.
Exhibition History"From Body to Being: Reflections on the Human Image," Des Moines Art Center, Feb. 1 - May 4, 1997

"Iowa Artist 1996," Des Moines Art Center, Mar. 3 - June 2, 1996
Published ReferencesAN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. pp.36, 37 & 122, color ill. p.122, b/w ill. pp.122 & 123

"Iowa Artist 1996," Des Moines Art Center, 1996, exh. cat. b/w ill. p.17
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