Interview: Artist Stretches Delicate Strands of Thread to Produce Awe-Inspirind Rainbows Indoors


Artist Gabriel Dawe creates awe-inspiring thread art that is seemingly magic. Simply put: he makes rainbows indoors, Known for delicate site-specific installations, the massive pieces span sections of art galleries-but that’s not all! His work also appears in places where anyone can see it, including airports and office buildings. No matter its locale, the stretched thread pieces conjure the same effects: they dazzle with reflected light and send even the most casul passerby into a momentary state of wonder.

Your past really played into the artwork that you’re currently making. Can you briefly describe the influence fot the installations?

Plexus No 19 at Villa Olmo, Como Italy

Plexus A1 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Courtesy Conduit Gallery. Photo: Ron Blunt




Plexus 34 by Gabriel Dawe, installed at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, August 2016.
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