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Over the Bounding Waves

<em>Over the Bounding Waves</em>

© Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Ellen Miller likely created this design following a trip to California in 1909. A series of abstracted waves and flying fish coalesce into a centralized horizontal band of shape, texture and color. Floating on an otherwise insistently-flat field, the wave pattern draws the eye in one direction and three flying fish lead the eye in the other. The work owes a debt to Japanese ukiyo-e prints in terms of its subject matter, color scheme and the manner in which natural elements have been stylized and arranged into an artful composition.

c. 1909
Deerfield Society of Blue & White Needlework
H. 33" x W. 20"