The Way Home

Tom Hunter, English, born 1965



Cibachrome print

Overall: 48 × 60 in. (121.9 × 152.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ninah and Michael Lynne


Portfolio / Series Title

Life and Death in Hackney


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Letha Wilson’s sculptural objects merge photographs of the natural landscape with industrial materials. Her imagery often depicts the canyons, ridges, and ranges of the American West. In American culture, the Western landscape has an alluring, mythic status representing endless promise. As Wilson muses, this image of the West “feels so dated, and I wonder why. In the beginning, I was curious to articulate the contemporary landscape, and how to make the genre relevant and lift it out of cliché.” The artist cuts, tears, and shapes photographs, and prints portions of the images in distinct colors—in this case a canyon in Utah with hints of purple—then encases the compositions in poured cement. Merging the rugged, natural terrain with the artificial, much of her work explores the relationship between man-made and natural environments.

From the 2019 exhibition New Landscapes: Contemporary Responses to Globalization, curated by Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art

Exhibition History

New Landscapes: Contemporary Responses to Globalization, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 15-August 18, 2019.


Modern Collections LLP, date unknown; Anonymous gift; given to present collection, 2018.

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: