Face Maze: Tera

Face Maze: Tera

2007
Artist
Lia Cook, American, born 1942
Born: Ventura
Country
United States
weaving
woven cotton and rayon
Neusteter Textile Collection: Textile Art department acquisition funds by exchange
2011.279
Lia Cook (American). Face Maze: Tera. 2007. woven cotton and rayon. Neusteter Textile Collection: Textile Art department acquisition funds by exchange. 2011.279.
Dimensions
height: 46 in, 116.8400 cm; width: 52 in, 132.0800 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art 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 Provenance
Purchased March 2011 from the artist Lia Cook [Berkeley, CA, b. 1942] by the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • 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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