COMMON THREADS, 2014-2015
Public Art Installation
2 m (W) x 100 m (L) x 5 m (H)
Steel & Dyed Rope
Common Threads is a public, site specific installation created for the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. The fabricated steel needle stands 2 meters tall with 70 individual stitches entrenched via welded steel pins, and hand 'sewn' with over 250 meters of dyed rope.
My work with Common Threads is an exploration of the interconnectedness of human nature and how we are linked to our natural environment. The installation questions the complexities of this relationship, exploring parallels between how we perceive both the literal and figurative aspects of 'sewing' in nature--ultimately challenging our relationship to the environment and our willingness to look beyond what we believe is impossible.