Peppi's Flowers

Peppi's Flowers


Joanne Segal Brandford

(American, 1933-1994)

Knotless net; silk, pigment

Overall: 144.8 x 43.2 cm (57 x 17 in.)

Gift of Marina Whitman 2004.145



Called Peppi as a child, Joanne Segal Brandford created this ethereal work, influenced by such historic textiles as knotless netted bags of South America and European needle laces. In her words, "as I became aware of the variety and strength of traditional netting throughout the world, I felt encouraged to continue and expand my own explorations. . . . Recently I have explored ideas of openess/closedness and of spatial ambiguity. Illusion, especially the question of shadow and substance (real/not real), has been of particular interest." Having taken Dr. Sherman Lee’s first year-long course of Far Eastern art, the donor of Peppi’s Flowers admires this museum, where Peruvian textiles can be displayed along with contemporary fiber art.

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