Friday, May 23, 2008

Artist: Devorah Sperber

Prepare to be amazed. Devorah Sperber makes art out of spools of thread!!! Check it out.

From her site: "After Monet (Water Lilies)" is a site-specific installation, constructed from *41,920 spools of thread, which coalesce into the image of Monet's "Water Lilies" (collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC) when seen reflected in nine hemispherical mirrors mounted on the opposing curved wall.

Devorah Sperber selected an impressionist work by Monet as a subject matter for the sophisticated and complimentary color palette, as well as for the reference of modern day pixels (thread spools) to pointillism.

Experiential Component: Viewers first perceive the spools of thread as a random arrangement of colorful cylinders, getting only a hint of the inherent imagery from the entrances to the lobby.



It is only after people walk towards the center of the lobby that the thread spools are visible in nine hemispherical mirrors, revealing the subtle imagery of Monet's Water Lilies. This shift in perception functions as a dramatic mechanism to present the idea that there is no one truth or reality, emphasizing subjective reality vs. an absolute truth.




Here is a close up of the spools.



Here's a view of the whole fantastic thing.



So, was that not mindboggling? Who knew thread could be transformed like that? To see more works of art made out of thread, like Da Vinci's The Last Supper, go to Sperber's site. Have a terrific weekend.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

All I can say is...WOW!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

It just amazes me that someone would THINK to do this. That is creativity.

12:14 PM  

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