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Ticket Faux Pot

1994 Karyl Sisson Born: New York, New York 1948 coiled paper and acrylic polymer 9 1/4 x 9 in. (23.5 x 22.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Martha and Pat Connell, Atlanta, Georgia 1997.115 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B

Luce Center Label

One day, Karyl Sisson stuck her finger into the center of a rolled-up measuring tape and pushed the coil out, producing a cone shape. From this happy accident she was inspired to create Ticket Faux Pot, which was built up from a meticulously coiled string of tickets. Sisson's use of materials worth "25 cents" offers a humorous comment on the preciousness of art, while the tickets themselves, commonly given out for raffles and door prizes, suggest the role of chance in finding artistic inspiration.


Object - written matter - ticket

decorative arts

Crafts - Fiber


plastic - resin

About Karyl Sisson

Born: New York, New York 1948