8 September 2016

Hatched

Hatched has been commissioned by Amy Johnson Festival for their exhibition 'Da Vinci Engineered, Renaissance Mechanics to Contemporary Art'.
On display 2 July to 21 August 2016 @ Zebedee's Yard, off Whitefriargate, Hull
link to catalogue


A two-dimensional drawing 'hatches' into the third dimension: A stylized pair of wings is drawn/stitched on a horizontally suspended sheet of acrylic glass using black waxed thread. This 'drawing' builds the matrix for a bundle of invisible threads joining two acrylic sheets above our heads. Sewn to the vertical threads, a three-dimensional pair of wings (mohair) unfolds.

The fleeting shadow of the wings - it fluctuates with the light and weather outside - works as the counterpart of the steel weight at the bottom of the installation.  

2-D 'hatches' into 3-D; Plato's Allegory of the Cave comes to mind.



The base - acrylic glass sewn with nylon and waxed braided thread, steel plate (weight)



Mohair stitched to a matrix of nylon threads.

dimensions: 150cm x 40cm x 295cm (w x d x h)
materials: acrylic glass, nylon, waxed braided thread, mohair, steel plate