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Itter received her MFA in textiles from Indiana University in 1973 and later returned to teach. Her work’s cohesive patterns and meticulous constructions transformed the medium of fiber into a poetic form that has been likened to sculpture and painting. Her dedication to a single technique, the double half-hitch knot, allowed Itter to focus her attention exclusively on creating and combining patterns. Itter’s work in the late 1980s explores intertwining motifs of nature and culture, especially those of Japan.

Diane Itter
American, 1946‒1989
Knotted linen
10 11/16 x 17 7/8 in. (27.1 x 45.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 89.6

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