Apr 4, 2022
Dec 10, 2015

Equilibrio en Rojo y Azul

Equilibrio en Rojo y Azul


Olga de Amaral

(Colombian, 1932-)

Woven, wrapped, and interlaced wool and horsehair

Overall: 231.1 x 190.5 x 15.3 cm (91 x 75 x 6 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1978.23


Contemporary Art Rotation - Spring 2022


Using unconventional materials—like the horsehair in this sculpture—the pioneering fiber artist Olga de Amaral creates works inspired by the landscape and history of her native Colombia. The woven, interlacing fibers in this sculpture are evocative of adorned human hair, creating a dynamic surface of alternating, vibrant red and blue colors. De Amaral sought to rethink the fiber art medium beyond conventions, working not only with new materials, but on a monumental scale that occupies three-dimensional space.

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