Beware of Cranes

Beware of Cranes

2010
Artist
Carol Eckert, American, 1945-
Born: Chapel Hill, NC
Country
United States
Object
sculpture
Medium
Coiled cotton over wire
Accession Number
2011.270
Credit Line
Neusteter Textile Collection: Museum purchased with funds from Salon du Musée

© Carol Eckert

Dimensions
height: 12 1/2 in, 31.7500 cm; length: 18 in, 45.7200 cm; depth: 6 in, 15.2400 cm
Department
Avenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
Collection
Textile Arts and Fashion-Contemporary
This object is currently on view
Using a technique that is normally associated with basketry, Eckert creates an animated menagerie. The detailed coiled birds and animals represent fables and stories that unfold in compositions combining the intricacy of an illuminated manuscript with the immediacy of a pop-up book.
Known Provenance
Purchased February 2011 from Jane Sauer Gallery [Santa Fe, NM] by the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • DAM, Sleight of Hand, April 9th, 2011--Nov 2012
  • “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017