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Grabner, Michelle
American (1962- )
Place made: 
North America; United States
Untitled, 2016
Overall: 43 1/2 in. x 20 in. x 12 1/2 in.
Purchase with funds from Susan Abert Noonan (Class of 1982) in honor of her sister, Janice E. Abert (Class of 1982) for all she does for MHC.
MH 2017.13

Michelle Grabner’s sculpture and painting often draw upon everyday textiles to explore themes of patterning, symmetry, abstraction, and motherhood. This sculpture, a baby blanket cast in bronze, was made using the lost wax technique—a process that in this case destroyed the original, delicate fabric. By rendering the hand-made blanket in bronze—a traditional medium often reserved for heroic or memorial sculpture—Grabner gives meaningful permanence to this everyday domestic object.

(Sept. 2017)