Untitled

  • Judith Scott, Untitled, ca. 1990-2005, mixed media, shoe section, and thread, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson, 2016.38.66, © 2005, Creative Growth

At the heart of Judith Scott’s sculptures are found objects from the everyday world, nestled and enshrouded within colored fibers — yarn, string, ribbon — which are not simply woven or wrapped to form the object’s exterior, but are intricately webbed and bound in what became the artist’s signature style. While Scott’s intentions and meanings were known only to her, the artworks she made silently but steadfastly telegraph messages about what is visible on the surface and what remains hidden within, and the notion that the depths of one soul can never be fully known to another.
(We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection, 2022)
Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
ca. 1990-2005
Location
Dimensions
33 78 × 18 14 × 18 14 in. (86.0 × 46.4 × 46.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson

Mediums Description
mixed media, shoe section, and thread
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2016.38.66
Palette
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