Dyed, wrapped and twined construction: linen and gold filé; formed acrylic sheeting
Overall: 21 x 31.2 x 31.2 cm (8 1/4 x 12 5/16 x 12 5/16 in.)
Wishing Well Fund 1984.72
An artist based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Ceruti studied as an undergraduate at Kent State University, and then went on to study textiles and weaving at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
An artist with an expansive interest in sculptural forms, Dorothy Ceruti often experiments with combinations of materials to create a desired effect. For Forty Five Divided By Nine, Ceruti says she was inspired by the bundles of bound sticks she often saw lining streets in her neighborhood in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Here, each bundle of linen is tightly and neatly bound in the center with dyed thread in a gradation from orange to purple, and delicately finished with gold metal thread. Ceruti constructed an acrylic box armature so that these bundles of wrapped fibers appear to be suspended in space.
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