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The Inner Tree

Ted Hallman, American, born 1933

Made in United States, North and Central America


Knotted acrylic yarn, steel armature

7 feet 6 inches × 63 1/2 inches × 30 3/4 inches (228.6 × 161.3 × 78.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with funds contributed by The Women’s Committee and the Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009

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Ted Hallman is at the forefront of innovation in fiber art, woven textiles, and textile design. The Inner Tree combines Hallman’s interest in healing, spirituality, and integrative therapies with experiments in textile structure. His long teaching career in Canada and the United States has influenced a generation of artists; he was head of textiles at Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD University) in Toronto and at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.