About this artwork
Among the Olszewski works shown here, Fields is an outlier in that it depicts a physical or visual, rather than an emotional, experience or situation. For this work the artist was inspired by the dramatic landscape of Ireland’s western coast, where he spent several summers. Fields portrays the look of the rough Irish countryside. It also represents an early foray into the technique of crocheting, whose depth and texture appeal to the artist.
—A Global View: Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2012-2016, April 8-September 5, 2016, Galleries 57-59
- Currently Off View
- Michael Olszewski
- United States
- Made 2004
- Two panels: linen, cotton, silk, nylon, polyester, leaf fiber (probably abaca), wool, ramie, synthetic foam, and paper; crochet variations, running stitches and knotting; blocked
- 48 × 88.6 × 5.1 cm (18 7/8 × 34 7/8 × 2 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by the Textile Society and Nicole Williams Contemporary Textile Fund
- © 2004 Michael Olszewski.