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Sculpture, Sheila, from the Afreaks series, 2015

This is a Sculpture. It was designed by The Haas Brothers, Nikolai Haas and Simon Haas and collaborator: The Haas Sisters of Monkeybiz.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from R & Company as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2015. Its medium is glass beads, wire, wood, mixed fiber stuffing, and cast bronze.

Sheila’s long neck rises up from a beautifully decorated body. This sculpture is from Afreaks, a series of playful 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.

  • Wheel Bracelet, 1996–97
  • polyester, epoxy resin, silver.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program....
  • 1998-13-1

Our curators have highlighted 21 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 81.3 × 73.7 × 31.8 cm (32 in. × 29 in. × 12 1/2 in.) (approx.)

We have 1 video that features Sculpture, Sheila, from the Afreaks series, 2015.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

This image has a Copyright statement: Photo by Joe Kramm, Courtesy of The Haas Brothers and R & Company

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