About this artwork
The effect of this textile is highly ambiguous: when viewing the work from a distance, one wonders whether the areas of damage were caused by bullets, cigarette burns, or something else. A tension is created by the play of various contrasts: the etheral (comet-like celestial forms) versus the mundane (bourgeois family linens); the handworked “art object” (stitching) versus the machine-made damask background; and informal versus formal patterns.
- Currently Off View
- Anne Wilson
- Dispersions (no. 22)
- Chicago (Object made in)
- Made 2013
- Linen, satin damask weave, embroidered with cotton, polyester, and/or silk, and human hair
- 64.5 × 64.5 × 3.8 cm (25 3/8 × 25 3/8 × 1 1/2 in.)
- Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment
- © 2013 Anne Wilson.