Tapestry, Nightless Night, from the Reveille series
This is a Tapestry.
Saksi utilizes sinuous, psychedelic patterns in a series of tapestries meant to invoke memories of growing up in Kouvola, Finland. His Reveille series experiments with Jacquard weaving techniques. In Nightless Night, moths, bats, and celestial constellations serve to visualize the sleeping mind at the edge of waking up. In addition to traditional materials, Saksi uses rubber, acrylic, lurex, and phosphorescent yarn with mohair and cashmere wool to complete his tapestries.
It is credited
Courtesy of Kustaa Saksi.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 232 × 166 cm (7 ft. 7 5/16 in. × 5 ft. 5 3/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.