Sylvia Seventy

21ss Looking at the Back, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, vintage cotton embroidered fabric, wax, wire, beads, waxed carpet thread, 3.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, 2016, $2,600



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13ss Bound Vessel IX, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, sisal cord, graphite, 11" x 20.25" x 20.25", 1983, $2,200







sylvia seventy

16ss Textural Reading, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, pins, beads, fish hooks and thread, 3" x 8" x 8"; 9cm x 22cm x 20cm, 2002, $2,800



sylvia seventy

17ss Thrums, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, foil, wire, beads, plastic tubing, buttons, stickers and threads., 2.5 x 8" x 9.75; 6.5cm x 20cm x 25cm, 2007, $2,800



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3ss Architectural Structure: Neighbors, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, fimo clay, beads, thread, 5" x 14" 1995, $1,600



sylvia seventy

18ss Puzzles, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, jigsaw puzzle pieces, waxed shaped paper pieces, wire, beads, thread, 3.25" x 11" x 9.75", 2011, $2,400


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8ss Mentor: Closer, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, snaps, wire, beads, 6.75" x 9.5", 1995, $1,600

Selected collections and exhibition venues:
American Craft Museum, New York, New York; Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin; Oakland Museum, California; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Redding Art Museum, California; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Champion International Paper, Stamford, California; Union Oil, Geothermal Division, Santa Rosa, California; the Gallery at FUNERIA, Graton, California (Juror: 4th International Ashes to Art exhibition); Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery, California (Connected through Fiber).





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6ss Open Window, Sylvia Seventy, molded recycled paper, wax, acrylic paint, wrapping paper, feathers, buttons, linen, cotton cords, 8.5" x 14", 1994, $1,600

Statement:
My vessels have been a search for a spiritual connection to my daily life. The paper I mold is fibrous and fragile, yet on first inspection, the forms appear to be made of clay. I transform ordinary materials gathered from my surroundings into extraordinarily mysterious allusions of antiquity. The resemblance to ancient basketry and pottery forms expresses my appreciation for these humble utilitarian objects resting on the dusty shelves of historical collections. My pieces honor my childhood memories of learning to collect, sew and assemble fragments of fabric, bits of paper, found objects. The walls of my vessels contain a record of process, the marks of change, the tracings of time -- my personal cultural illusion. Each work documents a layer of my life. like a patch in a quilt, a photograph in an album, an object in a box of treasures
-- Sylvia Seventy

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