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Textile sculpture - DNA Ball Sculpture

DNA Ball Sculpture

  • Object:

    Textile sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mersh, Rowan (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stretchable jersey and polystyrene

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Rowan Mersh

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Textile sculpture comprised of 12 metres of knitted check jersey in pale blue, pleated to create tubes containing multi-size polystyrene balls.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2005 (made)


Mersh, Rowan (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Stretchable jersey and polystyrene

Descriptive line

Textile sculpture entitled 'DNA Ball Sculpture' by Rowan Mersh. Great Britain, 2005.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The following is an excerpt written by the artist explaining this sculpture series on their official website, www.rowanmersh.com:

"Although all fabric sculptures are exhibited in an interior/gallery context, I am also drawn to the female form as a means to communicate aspects of scale and movement in these works. The body is fundamentally a three dimensional form or space thus can be treated so in the installation of a sculpture. Whether installed in an interior space or on the female form, it is the creation of an affiliation between sculpture and the space it occupies, that determines the sub-sequential image or documentation of the work".


Polystyrene; Jersey


Textiles; Sculpture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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