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Smoke

Smoke

2011

Pae White

(American, b. 1963)

Computerized loom fabric. cotton, and polyester

Overall: 430 x 850 cm (169 5/16 x 334 5/8 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Trust 2011.203

Description

Smoke has been a recurring motif in Pae White’s work, and she has been exploring ways to capture its genuine qualities in various media. This monumental tapestry transforms the elusive motif into a physical image as if the clouds of smoke have been caught in the digitally woven structure. What White describes as the cotton’s "dream of becoming something other than itself" is a sensual play of questioning boundaries between different media, between the applied and fine arts, and between different physical conditions.

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