In 2017, the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute acquired it’s first examples of contemporary art, which were added to it’s permanent collection. These two pieces were my own 10 x 20 foot paintings, Veil and Cassiopeia, part of the Cosmic Consciousness series of art works. Both of these pieces had been recently exhibited in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.
The Oriental Institute was founded in 1919 and has been, and continues to be, one of the leading international institutions in archaeologic exploration and research. It is an honor to have my own art work break the 99 year tradition of only having ancient artifacts in the collection.
Further information about these pieces can be found in the art gallery section of my www.plioplys.com website.