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 inchesGift of Donna Schneier and Leonard Goldberg 2004.32
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN