Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'thread' (10)

Incredible Thread and Wire Sculptures by Yong Won Song

Korean artist Yong Won Song creates life-size thread and wire sculptures that look like scribbled drawings come to life. Somewhere between a dream and a nightmare, fantasy and reality, the artist's pieces explore the unconscious mind. Taking the perspective of a writer merging real-life experiences and creative imagination, Song assembles surreal sculptures that also lie somewhere in…


Added by Pinar on November 28, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Three-Dimensional Thread Installation Redefines Space

Translation is a site-specific thread installation by Missouri-based artist Kendra Werst that works on a three-dimensional plane to redefine space. Using colorful strands of thread affixed to the adjacent walls in the corner of a room, the multihued strings weave in and out of a plexiglass panel to create a sculptural structure embellished with abstract accents. The structure is a…


Added by Pinar on April 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Artist's Insomnia Leads to Large Scale Thread Installation

Too Much Time, Again is a thread installation by Los Angeles-based artist Pae White that stems from her own experiences with insomnia. White's spatial project is a culmination of the artist's affinity for working with fragile materials and her development of sleep deprivation. The large-scale structure echoes one's endless stream of thoughts when they are robbed of a…


Added by Pinar on March 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Intricate Miniature Tape, Thread, and Toothbrush Sculptures

Japanese visual artist Takahiro Iwasaki manipulates common objects, transforming them into intricately designed sculptures. From carving into rolls of tape and carefully assembling the loose threads from towels and socks to architecturally constructing the bristles from…


Added by Pinar on February 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Three-Dimensional Rug Unravels Before Our Very Eyes

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is no stranger to fiber arts. Most of his works revolve around the construction and deconstruction of intricately patterned rugs and carpets. This three-dimensional installation straightforwardly titled Thread Installation deals with this similar concept of visualizing the breakdown of a complex design. Using the rectangular body of a typically Middle…


Added by Pinar on August 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Awesome Threaded Bat Signal Shoots Out of Spray Can

Graffiti artists and Batman fans alike will get a kick out of artist Perspicere's latest creation simply known as BATMAN. The sculptural installation depicts a black spray can shooting out the widely recognized bat signal that is typically a strong beam of light shot into the night sky as a distress signal, calling for the aid of the nocturnal superhero.

The three-dimensional thread work…


Added by Pinar on August 13, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Astounding Photorealistic Thread and Nail Portraits

We're most familiar with Kumi Yamashita's mind-boggling shadow sculptures but the mathematically-inclined artist also uses her expertise in visual calculations in her ongoing series of thread and nail portraits called Constellation. The New York-based artist's work astounds…


Added by Pinar on June 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Thread and Nail Portraits From Pamela Campagna

Italian artist Pamela Campagna has, once again, blown us away with her intricately designed thread and nail portraits. The series of comprehensive works known as NETworks entail black and gray thread interwoven and tightly wound around nails that are strategically embedded…


Added by Pinar on May 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Recreating a Scorched Room with Black Thread

When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic…


Added by Pinar on April 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Thread Drawings Suspended Mid-Air

Generally, one uses a handheld utensil like a pen or pencil to draw, but what's the fun in that when you have an innovative mind like artist Amanda McCavour? The Toronoto-based artist creates illustrations made of thread. The technique she employs is unconventional and entirely fascinating. Amanda uses a water-soluable fabric called…


Added by Pinar on December 2, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments


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