Study for hooked rug from Connections

Silkscreen on paper
Support size: 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; Image size: 23 x 17 7/8 inches
1964 / 1983

From early in her career, Anni gravitated to graph paper, which furnished a helpful template for visualizing weaving warps and wefts. Thus, the shift from three-dimensional textile work to drawn or printed works on paper let Anni experiment with a format she had studied for years. Her preference for understanding a medium and working within its constraints extended to her printmaking practice, where she sought to bring her theoretical ideas, previously conceived on a loom, to new life on paper. This print closely resembles a preparatory design Anni separately produced on paper, which featured graph lines from her working notebook in which she sketched her designs, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, in pencil before printing or weaving them.


As exhibited in:
Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art, 2022–2023, David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center, Tarrytown, New York

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