Wearable (J163c)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Wearable

Made in

London

Date

1981

Description

Dark blue knitted fabric stretched over a round metal hoop. Black knitted fabric once knotted at centre of work and two tails hanging from centre of work.

Materials and techniques

Mutton cloth dyed and stretched, sewn and knotted over wire lampshade hoop painted with acrylic.

Dimensions

diameter:  46cm

Object number

J163c

Category

On view

Maker's statement

Between September 1981 and April 1982 my work began to fall into two categories: those pieces which I made with the intention that they should be worn I defined as 'wearables'; the parallel group of work takes the use as the subject of the work and has recently developed as sculpture.

The Wearables have always been exhibited alongside photographs of them being worn, taken specifically for this purpose by David Ward.

Susanna Heron, 31 August 1983