Anni Albers is from the weaving world. Albers wanted to draw but in ye olde worlde Bauhaus days they would only allow ladies to be weavers. So Albers did pictorial weaving.
Albers was always experimenting. How about these wonderful necklaces from the 1940s? If Alexander Calder was the first to use industrial materials in his surreal like jewellery then maybe Anni was the first to use kitchen hardware.
This selection was made from aluminum washers and brass grommets. Other works used stationery supplies. Changing materials into precious objects. The brass grommets are particularly beautiful.
| Anni Albers, Necklaces, 1940, click image to enlarge |