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By Wendy

The image above is a closeup of a felt blanket used in Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (opening Thursday, March 21). These blankets have many uses, perhaps most recognizably in relief efforts by humanitarian organizations around the world. The artist Wangechi Mutu chose this soft, malleable material to transform the gallery and to build the root structures for her trees here at the Nasher Museum. Different colored threads from recycled materials make each blanket unique.

Special thanks to Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, who organized the exhibition.

IMAGE: Detail of felt blanket used in installation of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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