I’m pretty sure that many moons ago, I did a post about the art that can be created with pin and string. You can see it here. Now while I was featuring all different kinds of art from many different artists, little did I know that this artist was out there. Debbie Smyth. I’m so impressed by the art that she creates. I think it’s a unique medium, and I love that she has made it her own. After placing the pins very precisely, she stretches string between them, around them, above them, every which way to create the look she is trying to achieve. She leaves some of the strings lose to imply movement (from illusion).
Not to mention her installations are pretty big. This one stretches 9 meters. That’s over 27 feet.
Wow. I love that bridge. I love that from far away it looks neat and tidy and up close you can see all the extraneous strings. I also love how all of those extra strings end up being the shadows among the trusses in the bridge. It’s great. I wish I knew how many miles of thread went in to making one of these pieces. Do you think it’s all one continuous piece? Or she uses small sections? How does she know where to place the nails? So many questions!! Sometimes I have to tell myself “don’t question it, just enjoy it!” I hope you enjoy it, too!
Earlier today, I posted a pretty picture by Oona Ratcliffe on my facebook page. I really like it, and I hope that you all like it, too. I decided that I would periodically post pictures of things on my facebook page, that weren’t worthy of an entire blog post. Not saying that Oona Ratcliffe isn’t worthy of an entire blog post, I just couldn’t wait to type it up and share it with everyone, so I went ahead and posted it! So be sure you “like” my facebook page here so that you won’t miss out on anything! And if you like it between now and next Wednesday, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a handmade Christmas wreath made by yours truly!
I also wanted to say that today is my 99th post, and I’ve got something special prepared for tomorrow and my 100th post! So stayed tuned! It’s storming like crazy at my house. Y’all stay dry!