12/6/11

mccavour

first off, let me say that i love the jealous curator for picking up on some of the coolest artwork around. never a dull moment over there. in faaact (cue segue!), i was just looking over some of her finds from the past week or so and was introduced to the beautifully threadful work of amanda mccavour.










worlds of gauze and color, where even a whisper of air will set everything dancing. here is what she says about her work:

in my work, i use a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by sewing into a fabric that dissolves in water. this fabric makes it possible for me to build up the thread by sewing repeatedly into my drawn images so that when the fabric is dissolved, the image can hold together without a base. these thread images appear as though they would be easily unraveled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works' actual raveled strength.

that's a part of her artist's statement, which you can continue reading here. if you would like to know a bit more about mccavour's work, there's a nice interview here. i liked what she said about being attracted to thread via her love of drawing + lines. i think a lot of being an artist is surprising yourself with crazy ideas that you then somehow bring to life. and often, those projects are the most successful and rewarding.

happy tuesday!

3 comments:

  1. yesss 'tis. i knew you'd like it!

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  2. These are absolutely amazing. What stunning and original pieces, I especially love the first few.

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