Hill Jephson Robb. Cries and Whispers. 2003

Hill Jephson Robb Cries and Whispers 2003

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After Robb's young sister died of cancer, leaving behind a seven-month-old daughter, the designer was moved to try to restore the feeling of security that the child felt with her mother. With Cries and Whispers, the child can re-create that safe space of security and comfort, with a womb made from felt that is wetted, wrapped, and rolled into shape. The entrance, like the entrance to a nest, enlarges as the child grows.

Gallery label from Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now, November 17, 2011-February 17, 2014.
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
40 x 59" (100 x 150 cm) diam.
Credit
Gift of Hill Jephson Robb
Object number
116.2006
Copyright
© 2021 Hill Jephson Robb
Department
Architecture and Design

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