These images are most likely from the start of 1948. Joel graduates in February 1948 and it is yet not clear if he’ll continue to photograph in his familiar College of Pacific bubble where he spent the last years since his return from his service in WW II.
When I was printing these pieces of 3D artwork, it became clear there’s an evolution in what is produced. We’ve now seen multiple years of art production at College of the Pacific, starting in 1942, and the sophistication and quality has improved. This is of course related to the artist’s level of comfort with their tools, but it also speaks to the changing times. New materials, new methods make their introduction.
There are unfortunately no names associated with either one of these pieces of art, but it is safe to say that the selection below represent a few different artists.
Interesting to see Joel photograph the above piece twice. He changed the background to make it look a bit more artsy.
The above and below images were printed. Joel must have been fascinated with the possibilities of this “unbreakable-see-through” material.
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. The majority of these art pieces would even now fit in our interior’s decoration schemes.