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Sculpture, Gomer Pyeland, from the Afreaks series

This is a sculpture. It was designed by The Haas Brothers, Nikolai Haas and Simon Haas and collaborator: The Haas Sisters of Monkeybiz.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from R & Company as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2015. Its medium is glass beads, wire, wood, mixed fiber stuffing, and cast bronze.

This strange creature-like object seems to gaze around, looking for love and inspiration. Gomer Pyeland is from Afreaks, a series of objects that utilize the hyperbolic geometric patterns that govern such natural phenomena as coral formations. The beads are assembled by women from the Khayelitsha settlement outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Known as The Haas Sisters, they collaborate with The Haas Brothers on the realization of these remarkable pieces.

It is credited Courtesy of R & Company, New York and The Haas Brothers, Los Angeles.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 61 × 61 cm (24 × 24 in.) (approx.)

We have 1 video that features Sculpture, Gomer Pyeland, from the Afreaks series.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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