Patricia Dahlman – I Need To Rid My Ropes


© 1999
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 7 x 5 x 2


About this piece:

Trying to cope with the break up of a good friend’s marriage, I made I Need To Rid My Ropes. Not only did the marriage end but many friendships were lost as well.

Small sewn sculptures were sewn to a sewn book of blank canvas pages. Embroidery was included as well.


canvas, thread, stuffing

About the artist:

Lives and works in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States

Patricia Dahlman is a New York City Area artist that makes both two and three dimensional art using thread and fabric. Dahlman studied art at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and at Yale Summer School in Norfolk, Connecticut. Dahlman recently completed an installation for the City-Wide Public Art Project “Windows of Understanding, We See Through Hate” shown in New Brunswick, NJ. Other recent exhibitions where Dahlman’s work was included are “Between Wisdom and Madness: Works in Sculpture” at Index Art Center in Newark, New Jersey and “Curmudgeon” at ODETTA Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

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Patricia Dahlman – I Need To Rid My Ropes

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