String Composition #W-253, 1984
Known for her abstract compositions made from thread and string, Sue Fuller (1914-2006) is one of the most collected woman sculptors in the McNay's Collection. Inspired by the work of her father who designed bridges and her mother's intricate needlework, Fuller started making her trademark string compositions in 1949.
String Composition #W-253 was commissioned specifically for the place where it hangs, the stairwell of the Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery. It was designed in sections and assembled in the space. A gift of Robert L.B. Tobin, the sculpture is a masterpiece of art and engineering.
Sue Fuller, String Composition #W-253, 1984. Mahogany, brass, and cord. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin and the Friends of the McNay.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020
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