• Waterfall

Artwork: 2014.15.1


Linen, paper, yarn

Artists' statement: "This series honors Anni Albers and imagines a collaboration with Josef Albers, her husband. We chose a pleat-folded circular form that Josef taught out of paper at the Bauhaus in 1927 - 1928, and later at Black Mountain College in 1937 - 1938. For the first time, we made them from linen. Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world, dating back at least 4000 years. We chose a traditional textile and reshaped it and wove each piece though the others. To bring the sculpture to life, we added hand-dyed yarn by Ana Campos. The yarn represents a flow of collaboration, becoming a waterfall that is woven through the linen. This collaboration represents Anni Albers' experimental philosophy of combining unusual ideas and material."
9 x 14 x 12 inches
Gift of Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine
Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Waterfall, 2014. Linen, paper, yarn. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of the Artists.