Threadscape Series

I created the pieces in this series by building table top constructions consisting of closely spaced curtains of colored thread hanging from thin bars at the top. This is standard sewing thread. In THREADSCAPE #1 there are three curtains going back away from the viewer. In THREADSCAPE #2 there are five. I then lit the constructions and shot them on 4×5 film against a gray background. I printed the images rotated 90 degrees from their original orientation because I liked the sense of wavelike motion that resulted from running the threads horizontally. The lefthand thumbnail of each pair yields a view of the full composition. The thumbnail on the right blows up a section of each piece to give a sense of the finely detailed texture on the relatively low resolution computer screen.

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