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String Composition #534

1965 Sue Fuller Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1914 Died: 2006 string embedded in Lucite mounted on two metal bases 21 3/4 x 21 x 10 in. (55.3 x 53.4 x 25.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Sue Fuller 1968.29 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50B

Luce Center Quote

“An aspect of these String Compositions which I love is their transparency . . . like spider webs, or looking through grasses, or the pendant streamers of willow trees or rain.” Sue Fuller, The Christian Science Monitor, September 1965

Luce Center Label

Sue Fuller pioneered the technique of embedding delicate threads within synthetic plastic in order to prevent them from sagging or losing their color. In String Composition #534 she wound colored threads around a circular piece of clear plastic to create an intricate design. This was then encased in a panel of clear plastic so that the threads appear to float within the transparent form.




fabric - string


plastic - acrylic

About Sue Fuller

Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1914 Died: 2006

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