Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Striving for Perfection

Striving for Perfection

Title

Striving for Perfection

Description

Marilyn McMurry Annin was born in 1938, and has spent about equal thirds of her life in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. She painted for many years, but in the 1980s, switched to sculpture, mostly in the form of rigid garments.
Annin began working in three dimensions in a casual way, experimenting with common materials found in the house or the junk yard. Her appreciation for these ordinary objects grew as she worked with them more. Her material experiments eventually led her to begin making rigid sculptured garments out of bottle caps, wire, pins, and cast-off fabric. Her garments act as metaphors for attitudes and customs in our culture and employ elements of portraiture, landscape, and satire.

Creator

Annin, Marilyn

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

1990
2004-09-27

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=59
http://www.marilynannin.com/

Format

55
40
30
sculpture

Type

Still image
Sculpture (Visual work); Sculpting

Identifier

09272004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1054