Ward Mary
Optic IV

CAT NO 176
EMBROIDERY, WOOL FABRIC
88.8 X 121.8CM
ACQUIRED 1974

Embroidered wool striped circular shape on horizontal striped bands on a black background. When the colours of the yarn are juxtapositioned in the circular shape it fights the strong bands running horizontally behind it. The subtlety of the colour choice is allied to the black background giving the embroidery a restful quality even although this is a fairly large work. The use of negative space plays an important part in this textile piece.