Sculpture, Red Tipper Gore, from the Afreaks series
This plump, insect-like critter seems ready to play. This sculpture is from Afreaks, a series of objects that utilize the hyperbolic geometric patterns that govern such natural phenomena as coral formations. The beads are assembled by women from the Khayelitsha settlement outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Known as The Haas Sisters, they collaborate with The Haas Brothers on the realization of these remarkable pieces.
It is credited
Courtesy of R & Company, New York and The Haas Brothers, Los Angeles.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 48.3 × 63.5 × 20.3 cm (19 × 25 × 8 in.) (approx.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.