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Small Thicket

Small Thicket

Artist: John Garrett (American, born 1950)
Date: 2007/2011
Medium: Aluminum wire, steel wire, nickel wire, copper wire, brass wire
Dimensions:
96 x 9 x 9 in. (243.8 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of John Garrett, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.10.7
Description
John Garrett is a leading artist working with “textile technologies” such as basketry, quilting, and crochet but with unconventional materials, including recycled consumer products and metals. Garrett is one of many contemporary artists who repurposes materials to his own ends. He has done this since his art school days at Claremont McKenna College (B.A.) and UCLA (M.A.), where he first studied weaving before turning to experimental techniques and materials with off-the-loom textiles then basketry and eventually to more installation-based work. In Small Thicket, Garrett makes a departure from sculptural works and moves toward installation. This work nonetheless references textiles in that each of the 41 strands reads as a thread as well as a three-dimensional drawing in space.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: 2007: New Works, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2008: Interlaced, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR