Let Us Tie Down Loose Ends, from the Containment Series, by John Outterbridge, c.1968

John Outterbridge Let Us Tie Down Loose Ends, from the Containment Series, c. 1968

Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (34.3 x 36.8 x 4.4 cm)
Credit Line: Courtesy of Andrew Zermeño. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Let Us Tie Down Loose Ends is from Outterbridge's Containment Series. The low-relief assemblage sculpture includes leather straps, aluminum panels, bolts, nails, and various other found materials, all obtained from a scrapyard in Pasadena. During Outterbridge's childhood, his father worked as a hauler, and this influenced his use of detritus and scrap materials in his artwork.

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"Let Us Tie Down Loose Ends, from the Containment Series." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016. https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/art/let-us-tie-down-loose-ends-from-the-containment-series.