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Textile Sculpture


Textile Sculpture

Textile SculptureArtist: Olga de Amaral
Construction: Wool
Location: W. Dale Clark Library, 4th floor
Donated by: Union Pacific
Installed: 1977

Olga de Amaral, an internationally renowned Colombian textile artist, created the 3-dimensional textile sculpture located on the 4th floor of the W. Dale Clark Library. Union Pacific donated the sculpture in 1977 upon completion of the new Main Library.

Amaral's work originated as small, playful tapestries which gradually emerged into the monolithic style seen in her later pieces. These large abstract works create their own presence. Her signature use of somber colors and textured wool in a layered pattern characterize Olga de Amaral's mature technique.

(L. Sullivan, August 2005)

 



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