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Spew

A work made of felt, suture thread, epoxy resin, pigment, varnish.

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  • A work made of felt, suture thread, epoxy resin, pigment, varnish.

Date:

1995

Artist:

Joan Livingstone (American, b. 1948)

About this artwork

Livingstone’s felt sculptures are the result of a laborious creative process. the felt is not molded, as hats are, but is pieced together and stitched; there is no internal structure or support. the form is suspended in a wooden exoskeleton, then pulled, weighted, and soaked in epoxy resins, which harden. The surface is subsequently sanded, pigmented, and worked until a beautiful, leather-like patina develops.
—A Global View: Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2012-2016, April 8-September 5, 2016, Galleries 57-59

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Joan E. Livingstone

Title

Spew

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

Made 1995

Medium

Felt, suture thread, epoxy resin, pigment, varnish

Dimensions

101.6 × 114.3 × 22.9 cm (40 × 45 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Joan Livingstone

Reference Number

2016.81

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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