Olga De Amaral Riscos IV 1987

  • Not on view

De Amaral’s artwork is influenced by the landscapes of her native Colombia. This work is part of a series she called Riscos, which is Spanish for “cliffs.” De Amaral made it by weaving together wool and horsehair—that’s right, horsehair! The lines she created were inspired by quipu, a system of knotted colored cords used to record information by the ancient Inca civilization in South America. What comes to mind when you look at the artwork?

Kids label from 2022
Wool and horsehair
86 5/8 × 78 3/4 × 3 1/2" (220 × 200 × 8.9 cm)
Gift of Sid R. Bass, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Ronnie Heyman in honor of Alice Tisch
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Architecture and Design

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