Inspired by the painting A Particular Kind of Heaven by Ed Ruscha, this activity invites you to create a simple collage landscape representing an ideal place, focusing on the horizon line. While exploring the landscape’s color and composition, consider including a word or message. This is a common practice of Ruscha, who sometimes refers to the text in his artworks as “accidental poetry.”
This project connects to the painting A Particular Kind of Heaven (1983) by Ed Ruscha, part of a triptych in the de Young’s permanent collection. Ruscha’s word choice asks those who look at the work to consider what their own ideal place is, which for Ruscha is the California landscape.
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