Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ali Naschke-Messing: Threadworks

Thread. It's easy to forget how much thread, a basic and complex necessity, surrounds and assists our everyday life. I am continually fascinated by what thread does and how artists explore thread in their work. One such artist is Ali Naschke-Messing, who uses thread to create threadworks inspired by published text. She explains,

"These objects deal with the fragility and transience of language and interpretation. I collaborate with published authors, using fragments of their texts, sometimes in combination with my own, to create a new sculptured text that opens itself to the interpretation (and frustration) of each viewer. The fragments of Djuna Barnes, Ann Carson, Hafiz, Julia Kristeva, Lucy Lippard, and Jeannette Winterson (to name a few) have all entered and inspired work."

Ali Naschke-Messing combines literature and textiles to form a beautiful disarray of human emotion. I'm at a loss for words over how much I admire Ali Naschke-Messing's talent. Only to say that when I look at her work...my world and my heart stop a little...and that is truly something wonderful.

9 comments:

Noodles and Waffles said...

Amazing. Seriously...Amazing.

Krissy said...

Yeah- purely amazing!

Tara said...

Breathtaking.

bronwyn said...

That is so beautiful. I don't know what to say.

Lizzetta said...

Oh, so touching. Thank you for posting.

Good Girls Studio said...

ohhh....this makes me heart sigh. I <3 it!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Watching your words unravel...Super cool.

Lindsey said...

ohhh, that is pretty/creepy. not sure why the creepy part, but i'm feeling it.

lindsey
www.insidestoop.com

Megan said...

Oh wow, those are so beautiful and interesting!

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