Corazo en dos Colores, textile by Olga de Amaral
Corazo en dos Colores, textile by Olga de Amaral.
1973, dyed horsehair, sisal, pink hand-spun wool, bound rope, 400 x 160cm. Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of an Australia Council Crafts Board Grant, 1976.
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Olga de Amaral was born in Colombia in 1932 and has been hailed as a pioneer of Fibre Art. Her practice draws from her background in architecture and fabric design, combined with her Pre Colombian heritage and strong native weaving traditions.
Corazo en dos Colores ("Heart in Two Colours") is a seminal work of immense scale and complexity. Its acquisition in 1976 boldly asserted Ararat Regional Art Gallery's intention to establish a fibre-art collection of international standing.