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Spatial Extension

1990 Stephen Thurston Born: Muncie, Indiana 1944 Died: Chicago, Illinois 1992 wool, silk, rayon, cotton, and metallic threads 72 x 70 7/8 in. (182.8 x 180.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Joyce Thurston in memory of Stephen Thurston 1993.21 Not currently on view


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Stephen Thurston wove Spatial Extension in 1990, two years before his death. He experimented with a variety of materials and combined different colored wool, silk, cotton, and metallic threads. The soft gradations of color evoke layers and folds of fabric, creating depth and movement within the design.

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decorative arts - fiber

Crafts - Fiber

fabric - rayon

fabric - silk

fabric - thread

fabric - wool

About Stephen Thurston

Born: Muncie, Indiana 1944 Died: Chicago, Illinois 1992

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