The show is called "The Box Project: Uncommon Threads". I bet you have heard 'think outside of the box' many times in your life. It's all about pushing ourselves to keep thinking beyond our usual patterns. Well, this show - I would say - calls for the opposite. Collector Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-six leading fiber artists worldwide to create a three-dimensional work to fit inside a standard box. Their 'thinking outside of the box' had to fit into a box. And what marvelous results!
For example, artist Cynthia Schira created Variations II (2004) in which she used weaving to create three different horizontal patterns and put them into rectangles. The left photo shows her box interpretation; the right photo is the actual size of her artwork hanging from the walls of the museum exhibition hall.
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