Pat Hickman, Lillian Elliott, Nomad, 1983, reeds, waxed linen thread, hog casings, acrylic paint and india ink, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1984.79
The form and materials of this piece suggest the source of the title chosen by Pat Hickman and Lillian Elliott. The waxed linen thread rests on a flexible armature of reeds tied together with lengths of hog casings, creating a form that resembles both a basin and a yurt (tent dwelling) turned inside out. The organic materials, taken from plants and animals, and the evocations of food and shelter convey an image of a nomadic people who rely on the natural environment to survive.
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8 1/2 x 15 x 12 1/4 in. (21.7 x 38.2 x 31.2 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of an anonymous donor
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- reeds, waxed linen thread, hog casings, acrylic paint and india ink
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