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Title
With mother
Creator
Hibi, Hisako
Date Created and/or Issued
2/1/1944
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Hibi (Hisako) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Unframed stretched canvas. Image of a woman and child walking with barracks and snow covered mountains. There is a tree in the middle ground.
The title of this painting by Hisako Hibi is "With Mother" emphasizing the perspective of the young child in the image. Hibi was particularly attuned to the effect of camp life on the children and mothers. In this painting she situates the figures in the foreground with the barracks and mountain range a far distance behind them. They appear somewhat separated from the rest of camp because of the distance and their focus on the path before them. The ground is a slushy white and brown, reflecting the sticky mud which was created by the mixture of melting snow with the Topaz soil. An almost lifeless tree stands in the background, echoing the solitariness of the child and mother within the landscape.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas
Form/Genre
painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf700005c9
96.601.35
Subject
Concentration Camps, Topaz | barracks | mountain | child | woman | snow

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