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1985 Jane Sauer Born: St. Louis, Missouri 1937 waxed linen thread and acrylic paint 11 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. diam. (28.9 x 8.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld 2002.8.13 Not currently on view


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Jane Sauer refers to herself as a "sculptural basketmaker," feeling that her work is more about form, color, and meaning than its ability to act as a container. She makes her baskets from coils of waxed linen thread molded around Styrofoam to help the material keep its shape. Because of her training as a painter, color is very important to Sauer and she uses a range of hues to create a particular mood for each work.

Keywords

decorative arts - fiber

Crafts - Fiber

fabric - linen

paint - acrylic

About Jane Sauer

Born: St. Louis, Missouri 1937

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