Unspooled


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Materials: spools of thread, each 15,000 – 30,000 yards

Dimensions: varies (each object could fit into a 12 inch cube)

Year:  2015

Each spool of thread contains potential energy. The thread holds itself together with itself, and doesn’t require another agency. By removing the internal structure, the energy is lost and the shapes deflate. Through another kind of action, like cutting or pulling, they gain a different, more animated kind of energy. The resulting anthropomorphic shapes were a surprise to me, allowing for a process of exploration and investigation.