- Heart of Gold, Female #2
- overall: 29 in. × 66 5⁄8 in. × 2 1⁄2 in. (73.7 × 169.2 × 6.4 cm) mount (hanging rod): 71 3⁄8 × 2 1⁄4 in. (181.3 × 5.7 cm)
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Jerome A. and Deena L. Kaplan Collection
- Mediums Description
- tapestry woven silk and metallic thread with custom mount
- Emblem — heart
- Object Number
What do we express to the world with our clothing—our second skin? And what do we conceal?
Clothes offer a protective barrier, and they also tell others more about our unique selves. Tapestry artist John Eric Riis depicts the exterior of a woman’s chest on a shimmering silk coat to imply her heart of gold. And yet, the interior reveals just the vulnerable viscera, bones, and muscles of a human body.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022