The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

The Dig

Created 1977 Acquired 1977

Photographic documentation of the dig

Artwork Story

Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

Read about this in the lecture (see Stories, What I Learned...). This talks to me about psychoanalysis, and actually about anything that requires hard, hard work that is not visible in the finished product. This remains one of our most loved works, even though the artist seems to have stopped making art.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Bruce Metro


Bruce Metro, The Dig, 1977: 18x36in

Also By This Artist

Louvre Coloring Book
Acquired 1977

MOMA Coloring Book
Acquired 1977