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The Forest

A work made of cotton, plain weave, double cloth; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.
© Ethel Stein

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave, double cloth; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

Date:

1998

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
United States

About this artwork

This is one of several works whose subject is recognizable but not pictorial or realistic in its presentation. Stein was often influenced by things she experienced during walks in the woods or on the beach. In this example, an abstract pattern has been created from the pine needles of a northern forest. There is also an optical trick here in that the parallel lines to which the needles are attached seem to visually converge and diverge. Like the rest of Stein’s double cloths in white and indigo, this work is double-sided, with the colors reversed.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

The Forest

Origin

New York

Date

Made 1998

Medium

Cotton, plain weave, double cloth; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Dimensions

80.3 × 74.9 cm (31 5/8 × 29 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Stein

Reference Number

2012.416

Copyright

© Ethel Stein

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