Edward Higgins White III

2011

Alek O.
'Edward Higgins White III' is a continuation of a project first realised by Alek O. During a residency in Finland - at Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) in 2010. Continued in London, Alek O. "collected several lost gloves on the streets of the city. Following the order of finding, unravelled and embroidered their threads on to canvas. The result is a composition of rows in chronological order of the discoveries." The series title is the name of the first American astronaut to 'walk' in space. On his first walk Edward Higgins White lost one of his thermal gloves.
  • Artwork Details: Framed size: 42.5 x 72cm
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  • Material description: embroidery
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Textile
  • Accession number: ACC3/2011

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