String Installation (from Lea! :)

February 22, 2011 at 4:47 am | Posted in research | Leave a comment

These installations are the work of Gabriel Dawe, who over hundreds of hours creates them out of miles of string.

I think his work is really powerful because from any point you perceive it, you can clearly see how you are connected to all the other points (as is with mandalas 🙂  And I almost feel that he has distinguished each color separately and as one, depicting the parts and whole of the color prism.

In his artist’s statement, Dawe says the Plexus series is about “the human need for shelter. Among numerous other reasons, we use clothing to protect ourselves from the elements. Similarly, one of the functions of architecture is to safeguard us from the inclemency of the weather. In taking the main component of clothing—sewing thread—and generating an architectural structure, scale and material are reversed to create a new construction that no longer shelters the material needs of the body, but instead creates something that is symbolic of the non-physical structures humanity needs to survive as a species.”


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