two separate parts which are to be installed with copper-colored sections facing each other; two separate forms of slightly different shapes, with exteriors covered in short grey fur-like wires, each with an indentation with copper colored wires; interior (flattest side) of each form covered with teardrop shaped metal pallets in copper and silver

%C2%A9 Mary Giles

Copper Passage, c. 2013

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“Copper Passage” is a superb example of Mary Giles’s “boulders”—a type of closed, sculptural basket for which she became known. She started making boulder sculptures in 1999 after having work done on her Stillwater, Minnesota, home, which rested on a cluster of boulders. When workers excavated the large rocks, one broke in half. Giles was captivated by the split rock, and how the color of its “skin” contrasted with its core. Through a mass of iron and copper elements one catches glimpses of the coiled basket structure that lies beneath.

Details
Title
Copper Passage
Artist Life
1944 - 2018
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2019.5.22a,b
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two separate parts which are to be installed with copper-colored sections facing each other; two separate forms of slightly different shapes, with exteriors covered in short grey fur-like wires, each with an indentation with copper colored wires; interior (flattest side) of each form covered with teardrop shaped metal pallets in copper and silver

© Mary Giles

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