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Claudy Jongstra

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art



Using wool from heritage sheep she raises in the northern Netherlands, Dutch designer Claudy Jongstra creates visceral landscapes of texture and colour. For Aarde, a monumental, site-specific mural installation at SFMOMA, Jongstra applied Bay Area minerals to hand-dyed wool. This large-scale textile mural works in evocative contrast to the hard-edge materials of the museum’s building, creating a unique passage that marks SFMOMA’s architectural history through the designs of architects Mario Botta in 1995, Mark Jensen in 2008, and Snøhetta in 2016.

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