stuffed cloth; painted canvas walls joined with zippers; artist's technique: "Harris builds the whole piece from the framework out by adding layer on layer of stuffing shaped to form by carefully stitched patches of burlap or muslin. The final choice is the patterned fabric and its application for the chair covering or clothing. This final layer is also put on in pieces and the lines of stitching joining them are like drawing on the surface. The floral pattern of the fabric is often further embellished with painted additions." ( excerpted from Suzanne Foley, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Art, in her introduction to the catalog of the exhibition of the artist's works at the museum on May 5- June 11, 1972.)
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.