Fields

A work made of two panels: linen, cotton, silk, nylon, polyester, leaf fiber (probably abaca), wool, ramie, synthetic foam, and paper; crochet variations, running stitches and knotting; blocked.
© 2004 Michael Olszewski.

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  • A work made of two panels: linen, cotton, silk, nylon, polyester, leaf fiber (probably abaca), wool, ramie, synthetic foam, and paper; crochet variations, running stitches and knotting; blocked.

Date:

2004

Artist:

Michael Olszewski (American, b. 1950)
United States

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

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Artist

Mr. Michael Olszewski

Title

Fields

Origin

United States

Date

2004

Medium

Two panels: linen, cotton, silk, nylon, polyester, leaf fiber (probably abaca), wool, ramie, synthetic foam, and paper; crochet variations, running stitches and knotting; blocked

Dimensions

48 x 88.6 x 5.1 cm (18 7/8 x 34 7/8 x 2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Textile Society and Nicole Williams Contemporary Textile Fund

Reference Number

2013.62a-b

Copyright

© 2004 Michael Olszewski.

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