Lisa Kokin, ‘Rustle’, 2013, Mixed Media, Cowboy book covers, thread, wire, mull, Seager Gray Gallery
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Lisa Kokin

Rustle, 2013

Cowboy book covers, thread, wire, mull
55 1/2 × 35 × 15 1/2 in
141 × 88.9 × 39.4 cm
$12,500
Location
Mill Valley
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Lisa Kokin
American, b. 1954
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Using repurposed thrift items, Lisa Kokin creates sculptures that develop connections between their material origins and new formulations. In recent work, Kokin’s preferred medium has been used self-help and psychology books, which she disassembles by shredding them into a pulp, cutting them up, or removing spines and covers for collages. In How To Stop Worrying and Start Living from 2010, Kokin sewed different self-help book spines into floral shapes with each “petal” bearing a prescriptive title such as the one from which the sculpture derives its name. Kokin strung and hung the floral forms, seeking to create the same positive affects of her subjects.

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Lisa Kokin
American, b. 1954
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Using repurposed thrift items, Lisa Kokin creates sculptures that develop connections between their material origins and new formulations. In recent work, Kokin’s preferred medium has been used self-help and psychology books, which she disassembles by shredding them into a pulp, cutting them up, or removing spines and covers for collages. In How To Stop Worrying and Start Living from 2010, Kokin sewed different self-help book spines into floral shapes with each “petal” bearing a prescriptive title such as the one from which the sculpture derives its name. Kokin strung and hung the floral forms, seeking to create the same positive affects of her subjects.

Lisa Kokin

Rustle, 2013

Cowboy book covers, thread, wire, mull
55 1/2 × 35 × 15 1/2 in
141 × 88.9 × 39.4 cm
$12,500
Location
Mill Valley
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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