The Plains

  • Ed Rossbach, The Plains, 1990, ash, bark, cotton, paint, string, and rice paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld, 2002.8.11

In the mid-1980s, Ed Rossbach began to create baskets made out of folded and stapled bark, often decorated with drawings or commercially produced illustrations applied with a heat-transfer process. The Plains is one of the most intensely colored examples from this group, which offer historical and pop-cultural images of Plains animals and Native Americans. Rossbach and his wife, Katherine Westphal, collected these as they traveled across the country, researching different textile traditions.

Title
The Plains
Artist
Date
1990
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
14 3411 588 14 in. (37.529.521.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld

Mediums
Mediums Description
ash, bark, cotton, paint, string, and rice paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – plain
Object Number
2002.8.11
Palette
Linked Open Data
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