the country i come from (ten landscapes IV)
Quilted linen and canvas, pine and brass brad frame | 2022
Inspired by his midwest upbringing and created after a two-month residency in Norway, this series of textile works by Ethan Caflisch renders flattened, minimalist landscapes from various types of fabric. “the country i come from” simplifies the viewer’s perspective into distinct planes, as seams between bold colors create a horizon line. Also exploring color theory and abstraction, the woks invite the viewer to fill in the blanks about the vista upon which they gaze. Created after two months away from his sewing machine, the works are an outpouring of creativity and nostalgia about the constant pull of home.
16.5 x 16.5 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
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