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Photo: Eva Heyd

Claire Zeisler (United States, 1903–1991)

Red Wednesday
Date: 1967
68 x 40 x 40 in. (172.7 x 101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Medium: Jute, wool; macramé (square knotted)
Credit Line: Gift of the Dreyfus Corporation, through the American Craft Council, 1989
Object number: 1989.1.15
Not on View
DescriptionA human size, free standing bright red fiber sculpture. The piece has a main woven face in the shape of a shield. Nine cylinders emerge horizontally from the flat surface; they resemble mouths or suction cups, and give an anthropomorphic feel to the piece. Short, thick fringe flanks the sides. A longer layer of fringe, which looks like dreadlocks, ends about half way down the height of the work. Extremely long fringe spills to the floor and pools in a circle at the base of the piece.
  • Weaving