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
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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
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