Dogwood Leap, 2023

Design And Decorative Arts

Recycled Wool Throw


60% recycled wool / 26% other fibers / 14% cotton

Hand-stitched edge, dry clean only

145.0 x 145.0 in

Edition of 75

Signed and numbered by the artist, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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145.0 x 145.0 in

Edition of 75


    About The Work

    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum, renowned worldwide for her eye-catching colors and patterns in a variety of media, has for the first time in her career created a limited edition blanket titled Dogwood Leap, launched with Plinth in November 2023. The throw is made in the UK on a traditional Jacquard loom with a blanket stitched edge from sustainable recycled wool.

    Dogwoods in bloom are synonymous with springtime in the eastern United States. Yet (with a characteristic disregard for rules) her latest dogwood pattern heralds the beginning of winter instead. Dogwood Leap is a heavy, recycled wool blanket that brings Apfelbaum’s light sensibility to the year’s darkest days – before the cold lifts again for real.

    Known for experimenting with so-called ‘craft’ processes, the artist began using dogwoods in her practice during a residency at Durham Press, Pennsylvania, in 2009. One day a branch fell down off a dogwood tree, Apfelbaum decided to experiment with slicing it and using its organic shapes for a series of vibrantly colored prints. In contrast, Dogwood Leap’s bright pinks and greens strike the viewer like a chord. ‘I really love that the blankets use the tree’s very simple colors,’ Apfelbaum says.

    Courtesy of Plinth

    About Polly Apfelbaum

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