Plexus A1, 2015
thread, wood, hooks, steel
Dawe's architecturally scaled weavings are often mistaken for fleeting rays of light.
Is is an appropriate trick of the eye,
as the artist was inspired to use thread in this fashion
by memories of the skies above Mexico City and East Texas,
his childhood and current homes, respectively.
The material and vivid colors
also recall the embroideries everywhere in production during Dawe's upbringing. *
*accompanying statement at the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC.