Current Location:
Section 61 (VS) -> Bottom Shelf (61VS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 61; Bottom Shelf

Silvia Plath's Table

Artwork
Identifier:
2017.91.9
Artist:
VA. de Pintor
Credit:
Gift of the Karen Lennox Gallery
Medium:
Cast Handmade Paper
Date:
2017
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 50 in Width: 38 in
Description:
Yellow tinted handmade paper with relief images of four table legs with the side of a table top above them.
Historical Context:
"Every society/culture uses some sort of table for various needs or activities. A person in Libya may simply use the ground as a table for mealtime while Queen Elizabeth may eat on a 14th century elaborately carved and gilded table. And, in between, we all use different tables for a variety of purposes. In some of these works I imagined tables that famous writers have used. For example, what might Dorothy Parkes' table look like or Jane Austen's or Antonin Artaud's? Also, I explore versions of the Parsons Table, deconstructing, rearranging or omitting parts. Occasionally I detour to a conceptual idea as in the work "Table This". The Parsons Tables are positioned in a distressed textural surface quite unlike the actual smooth surface of a Parsons Table."- Va. de Pintor