Gyöngy Laky—Six-Sided Wire Woven Basket
San Francisco sculptor Gyöngy Laky is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and was also one of the first textile artists to be commissioned by the Federal Art-in-Architecture Program. Laky’s work is in many permanent collections including the San Francisco MOMA, The Smithsonian’s Renwick Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu and others. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. At the 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Poland in 2003, she was awarded special distinction for her sculpture protesting the Iraq war, titled Globalization.
Laky studied at UC Berkeley (B.A., 1970 and M.A.,1971). She founded the internationally recognized Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts, in Berkeley where she established accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in the mid-1970’s. Over 20 years ago she established the Department of Environmental Design at UCD, and later developed a graduate program in Textile Arts and Costume Design.
This handsome hexagonal basket is made of wire, with cleverly woven geometric shapes adorning the surface. The colors are muted shades of yellow, gray, green and brown.
10 inches height x 6 1/2 inches diameter
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