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Wedge No. 6

Ed Moses’s designs have been compared with the waves, rhythms, beats, and tonal repetitions found in water, music, and poetry. While simple in its composition and color palette, this print creates an illusion of movement through space. By printing on multiple sheets of translucent paper and by placing colors at the lower end of the visual spectrum on the upper sheets, Moses refers both to the layering central to the printmaking process and prismatic color. His Broken Wedge series was based on the light-and-shadow pattern from a gallery skylight and on the abstract designs found in Navajo blankets (with names like “eye dazzler” and “rain wedge”).

Ed Moses
American, born 1926
Wedge No. 6 from Broken Wedge Series
1973
Color lithograph on paper and silk tissue
Image/sheet: 19 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (48.9 x 74.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 78.26.3

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