San Antonio Museum or Art

Contemporary Art

Dario Robleto
American, born 1972
The Pause Became Permanence, 2006
Ink-dyed willow and ash, hair lockets made of stretched and curled audiotape recordings of the last known Confederate and Union Civil War soldiers’ voices, excavated and melted shrapnel from various wars, hair flowers braided by war widows, homemade paper (pulp made from soldiers’ letters home sent by sea), lace and fabric from widows’ mourning dresses, colored paper, silk, ribbon, milk paint, glass, typeset
h. 69 in. (175.3 cm); w. 26 in. (66.0 cm); d. 26 in. (66.0 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor in honor of Nancy Brown Negley, 2006.16