String Composition #534

  • Sue Fuller, String Composition #534, 1965, string embedded in Lucite mounted on two metal bases, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sue Fuller, 1968.29

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.

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

Title
String Composition #534
Artist
Date
1965
Location
Dimensions
21 342110 in. (55.353.425.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Sue Fuller

Mediums
Mediums Description
string embedded in Lucite mounted on two metal bases
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1968.29
Palette
Linked Open Data
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