25 smaller sculptures within a 5 x 5 black thread grid; smaller found-object sculptures have woven metal details

Index (Autobiography), 2015

Tracy Krumm

Crocheted metal, fabricated steel, found objects, patina, pigment, resin, nails, thread

The Lotus Stack Textiles Endowment and the Douglas J. and Victoria Galloway Holmen Endowment Fund 2021.46a-y

On View in Gallery 281

If this assemblage reminds you of tools neatly suspended on pegboard, there is good reason for it. Tracy Krumm deliberately references functional items—baskets, pouches, doilies—by creating abstract nonfunctional forms. She began “Index (Autobiography)” at age 50 with the idea of creating one sculpture—each composed of a household item acquired from relatives or friends and a crocheted element of her own making—for every two years of her life.

Image: Copyright Not Evaluated. The Lotus Stack Textiles Endowment and the Douglas J. and Victoria Galloway Holmen Endowment Fund

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