Judith Scott. Untitled. 2002

Judith Scott Untitled 2002

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 410 The David Geffen Wing

Scott, who was enrolled at Oakland, California’s Creative Growth Art Center, a nonprofit art studio for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities, would take found objects—in this case, what appear to be two blue plastic A’s—and densely encase them in woolen yarn, twine, rope, and other fibers. Scott lived with Down syndrome and was both deaf and non-verbal. While she did not verbally communicate about her artistic choices, her confidence and imagination are apparent in her precision and choices regarding texture and composition. Scott's sculpture echoes the spirit of transformation and play at the core of Fluxus.

Gallery label from "Collection 1940s—1970s", 2019
Found objects assembled and wrapped in twine and yarn
19 x 8 x 9" (48.3 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm)
Gift of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg in honor of Matthew Higgs
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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