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toned gelatin silver print with machine stitching
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
image/sheet: 9 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature; date: B. Nettles 6.69, graphite, lower right; recto on mount
title: Landscape Pocket, graphite, lower left; recto on mount
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- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of the Artist
- Accession Number
© Bea Nettles
While working on an MFA in painting at the University of Illinois in 1969, Bea Nettles began dyeing photographic prints different colors and sewing them together. For some time she had considered the landscape a kind of clothing for the earth; treating topographic images like pieces of cloth was the logical outcome of this concept. Landscape Pocket, which consists of two machine-stitched, toned photographs, was the first photograph-as-fabric object that Nettles completed. Her unusual approach to the medium, though highly innovative, was considered outrageous at the time and she was banned by the faculty from working in the university’s darkroom.