Monday, 3 October 2011

Inspiration: Debbie Smyth



Textile Artist Debbie Smyth creates these incredible pieces by hand using just threads&pins. Although primarily art based her work blurs the boundaries between art and design as it has been both exhibited in galleries and used in advertising, for companies such as Sony and The New York Times.

When discussing her work Smyth says "On first glance, it can look like a mass of threads but as you get closer sharp lines come into focus, creating a spectacular image. The images are first plotted out before being filled out with the thread, the sharp angles contrasting with the floating ends of the thread. And despite the complexity of the lengthy process I try to capture a great feeling of energy and spontaneity, and, in some cases, humour"

She isn't exaggerating about the lengthy process that goes into this work; when exhibiting in galleries she often works directly onto the wall and the installation process can take up to 5 days in total!

Be sure to check out her full portfolio, particularly her textworks and alphablox

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