About this artwork
The noted Chicago artist Claire Zeisler was a sculptor who, worked off the loom, handled fiber as others handle wood, metal or stone. In this work, a cascade of tightly knotted and wrapped strands of natural hemp falls into a whorl of loose ends that form the base. The simplicity of th enatural hemp is enhanced by the flawless craftsmanship, which was inspired by Pre-Columbian textile techniques and the American Indian woven baskets Zeisler collected throughout her life.
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- Claire Zeisler
- Private Affair I
- Hemp, knotting technique known as macramé (multiple chain knots), twisted and wrapped cords; cut fringe
- Approx. h. 320 cm (126 in.) Approx. spill diam. 228.6 cm (90 in.)
- Marian and Samuel Klasstorner Endowment