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The Clearing

A work made of silk and paper, crochet and crochet variations; appliquéd with silk, plain weaves, some printed, dyed, hole-punched, and discharge dyed and appliquéd with silk, ribbon; embroidered with silk; metal wire wrapped with silk; blocked.
© 2008 Michael Olszewski.

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  • A work made of silk and paper, crochet and crochet variations; appliquéd with silk, plain weaves, some printed, dyed, hole-punched, and discharge dyed and appliquéd with silk, ribbon; embroidered with silk; metal wire wrapped with silk; blocked.

Date:

2008

Artist:

Michael Olszewski (American, b. 1950)
United States

About this artwork

This work returns to the emotional content expressed by the much earlier Mourning. It has a crocheted ground to which fabric elements and “marks” or signs have been added, and it incorporates the trace of a message at the top. Another textile in the series was described in a recent exhibition as “enjoyably unsettling,” words that could be applied to many of Olszewski’s pieces.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Michael Olszewski

Title

The Clearing

Origin

United States

Date

Made 2008

Medium

Silk and paper, crochet and crochet variations; appliquéd with silk, plain weaves, some printed, dyed, hole-punched, and discharge dyed and appliquéd with silk, ribbon; embroidered with silk; metal wire wrapped with silk; blocked

Dimensions

75.6 × 74.1 × 5.1 cm (29 3/4 × 29 3/16 × 2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Textile Society

Reference Number

2013.63

Copyright

© 2008 Michael Olszewski.

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