Eva Rothschild

The Fallowfield

2018

In Tate Britain

Artist
Eva Rothschild born 1971
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 3200 × 1800 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Patrons 2019
Reference
T15203

Display caption

The Fallowfield is Rothschild’s first tapestry. Its creation follows a longstanding interest in textiles and weaving. When the geometric composition is viewed from a distance, lines of the same colour are linked together in a way that suggests a group of freestanding frames. This gives the two-dimensional work a sculptural quality. The bottom edge is important to Rothschild: ‘fringes have also become as much part of the piece as the image. I wanted to have a balance where essentially what was just the decorative edge is now an integral part of what you are focused on in the work.’

Gallery label, May 2019

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