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Artist Name:

Alan Saret

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, born 1944

Title:

Queen's Mesh

Date:

1967

Medium:

Enamel paint, wire mesh

Dimensions:

43 1/2 x 73 3/4 x 28 inches

Credit Line:

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Helman

Accession Number:

1985.301

Copyright:

© Alan Saret

Currently Not on View
Believing in the spiritual power of art, Alan Saret draws inspiration from subjects such as alchemy, emphasizing the transformation of earthly matter as a metaphor for the liberation of the human spirit. In Queen’s Mesh Saret works to convert form “so it is very permeable to light, and the light is caught on a multitude of delicate veils.” He approaches the physical properties of the piece in new ways by pushing them in different directions. For example, he softens the rigidity of the wire grid pattern to create a lacy, moiré effect by overlapping mesh, while the title of this work conveys a sense of the feminine and regal.



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