Face Maze: Tera
- Lia Cook, American, born 1942
- Born: Ventura
Mediumwoven cotton and rayon
Credit LineNeusteter Textile Collection at the Denver Art Museum: Textile Art department acquisition funds by exchange, 2011.279
Lia Cook (American), Face Maze: Tera, 2007. Woven cotton and rayon. Neusteter Textile Collection at the Denver Art Museum: Textile Art department acquisition funds by exchange, 2011.279
Dimensionsheight: 46 in, 116.8400 cm; width: 52 in, 132.0800 cm
DepartmentAvenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
CollectionTextile Arts and Fashion-Contemporary
Fascinated by the way viewers respond differently to photographic images and textured weavings, Cook blends the two media. From a distance, the image of her niece is clearly visible, but as one approaches, it gradually dissolves into a woven maze. The artist continuously experiments with new technologies and ways to translate her images, simultaneously seeking to make the structure visible and physically felt while transforming the image into a physical object.
Known ProvenanceLia Cook [b. 1942], Berkeley, California; Purchased by the Denver Art Museum, 2011
- Lia Cook: The Embedded Portrait, The University of Wyoming Art Museum, May 23 - August 22, 2009 (see video of the exhibition at http://www.liacook.com/video/)
- DAM, Sleight of Hand, April 9th, 2011-Jan 2012
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