Tribute

  • Judy Mulford, Tribute, 1997, gourd, waxed linen, silver and glass beads, fine silver, mother-of-pearl buttons, polymer clay, photographic transfers, paper and paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 1998.145

Luce Center Label

Judy Mulford first learned to make traditional pine needle baskets after her children left home. As her skills developed she began to incorporate photographs, words, beads, and buttons into her knotted and woven sculptures. Tribute is crafted from materials that relate to Mulford’s family and is embroidered with the words “Respect and Honor Yourself. Risk. Enjoy.”

Luce Object Quote

“[My baskets] started off as simple statements, but over the years [they] have become more decorative and complicated. They have become the scrapbooks of my life.” Judy Mulford, Shuttle, Spindle & Dye-pot, 2001

Title
Tribute
Artist
Date
1997
On View
Dimensions
18 x 5 in. (45.7 x 12.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mobilia Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
gourd, waxed linen, silver and glass beads, fine silver, mother-of-pearl buttons, polymer clay, photographic transfers, paper and paint
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – passion – joy
  • Allegory – quality – pride
  • Allegory – quality – fortitude
  • Abstract
  • Object – written matter
Object Number
1998.145
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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