Copyright by Alice Adams 2018

WOVEN STRUCTURES

1960 – 1968

Robert Mates

“Drain Plate and Cable”  (1963)  12” x 6” x 6”

Robert Mates

“Fluorescent Structure”  (1965)  28” x 30” 

rusted steel cable, fluorescent paint

“Hanging Expansion”  (1964)  5' x 4' 

telephone wire, sisal twine

Robert Mates

“22 Tangle”  (1968-9)  6’ x 2’   

rusted steel cable with fluorescent paint,

steel chain link fence

Robert Mates

“Stilt Structure”  (1968)  6’4” x 15”   

Steel rods, steel cable, painted orange 

Collection of Marty Melzer

“Rope and Cable Structure”  (1964)  26” x 29”  rusted steel cable, tarred rope

Robert Mates

“Shirt”  (1964)  9” x 7” x 4”  

crocheted tarred twine

“Sheath”  (1965)  4 1/2” x 3 1/2” 

linen cord on tarred rope

“Creature”  (1965)  12” x 2 1/2”  linen cord, telephone wire 

“East 92nd”  (1969)  3’6” x 4’ x 10’  steel and aluminum chain link fences, aluminum cable

Shunk and Kender

“Big Aluminum 1”  (1966)  3’ x 9” x 12’  aluminum cable, aluminum chain link fence

Rudy Burckhardt

“Big Aluminum 2”  (2012)  4’ x 7’ x 12’  aluminum chain link fence

“Knitted Structure”  (1968)  various dimensions to 70’ x 50’    

Spool knitting structure made of sisal twine by group of Adams’ students for a class at 

California State College at Los Angeles 

8mm stop-motion film of the construction by Bill Gordy