Sunday, March 20, 2016

WONDER - Gabriel Dawe

Gabriel Dawe
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.


  1. Hi J - brilliant - thanks for capturing and sharing. B

  2. I can't even begin to understand the kind of patience such work must take to execute! So wonderful isn't it??? Makes me feel a bit slap-dash in comparison so I won't go there. Instead I'll celebrate the diversity of artistic creation, and get myself to the studio. Thanks for sharing his work.

  3. I've always loved Dawes' work; it must be so awesome to see it in person...

    1. It was exquisite Sharmon. Such a seemingly simple thing to do - string a bunch of threads floor to ceiling at various angles...but the result! If you ever get to the chance to see his work in person, go and enjoy.


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