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Blue Vision


Claire Zeisler (American, 1903 - 1991)

Claire Zeisler was a pioneer of the Fiber Art movement. She began her career making weavings on a traditional loom. Frustrated by the confines of the technique, Zeisler began making innovative wall hangings and later free-standing three-dimensional fiber sculptures. Her explorations pushed the medium in new directions and helped to create the field now known as fiber art. Blue Vision is part of a body of work that has a waterfall-like appearance. Built on a steel armature, the woven and coiled hemp strands cascade to the floor.

hemp, felt, steel (alloy)

Measurements:    height: 78.5 inches    width: 10 inches    depth: 50 inches

Gift of Donna Schneier and Leonard Goldberg 2004.32

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN