Cubes for M.C. 2004

(American, 1933-)
Overall: 9.5 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm (3 3/4 x 8 x 8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Jim Bassler made these hollow cubes to celebrate the 90th birthday of Mildred Constantine, the pioneering fiber art curator who donated over 100 works to the Cleveland Museum of Art. The cubes can be arranged to show the number 90 or rotated to form other numbers or letters as illustrated on the card, such as “CC” (Connie Constantine as Mildred is called) and “JS” (for the artist Jane Sauer). The cubes were inspired by digital clocks and were made using a technique Bassler studied in ancient Peruvian textiles, combining the old and the new.
Cubes for M.C. 2004

Cubes for M.C. 2004


James Bassler

(American, 1933-)
America, 21st century

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