Jun 23, 2005

Shard

Shard

1981

Evelyn Svec Ward

(American, 1921–1989)

Sisal, henequen, ixtle, cotton, and linen thread; looped and knitted, shaped and stiffened

Overall: 152.4 x 147.3 x 26.7 cm (60 x 58 x 10 1/2 in.)

Gift of Pamela Elizabeth Ward in loving memory of her parents, William E. and Evelyn Svec Ward 2005.137

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During the mid 1950s, Ward resigned her position in the textile department at the Cleveland Museum of Art to devote full-time energy to her artistic career. In the ensuing decades she produced a steady output that creatively explored the textural effects of fiber and fabric. Shard, a large abstract relief panel, is a complex construction of threads of sisal, henequen, cotton, and linen - as well as ixtle, which she acquired in Oaxaca, Mexico, a region whose native cultures and rugged typography inspired much of her work.

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