Sherri Smith: Science as Inspiration

Marzolf, Marion T.
January 2008
Surface Design Journal;Winter2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p10
Trade Publication
The article profiles Sherri Smith, who finished MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan on 1967. She was known for her imaginative works including her large-scale woven sculptures in waffle weaved. In the late 1970s, she developed a technique using narrow strips of cotton tape and dyed to create design areas on a three-dimensional field that were plaited into large, irregularly shape wall hangings. Moreover, she began to look to the hard sciences for inspiration like applying Fibonacci series in weaving.


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