In my work, I use a sewing machine to create thread drawings. By sewing into fabric that dissolves in water I can build up stitched lines so that when the fabric is dissolved, the thread drawing can hold together without a base. These thread images appear as though they would be easily unraveled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works raveled strength. I am interested in thread's assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.
“Neon Clouds” explores thread’s subtle quality versus it’s accumulative presence. Through the accumulation of sewn line, this piece is an intricate three-dimensional scribble. Neon colours can draw your attention and highlight things. These intensely brilliant hues colour things such as caution signs, post-it notes and highlighters. The bright pink, orange, yellow, green and blue threads used to create this installation are barely visible when viewing just one thread but through the build-up of line, they create a neon atmosphere.
At a Glance
- Amanda McCavour
- Installation Date
We're better together
Become a client
Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.Contact Us
Design your career
Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.Join the Team