Can you imagine one continuous strand of thread stretching for ten miles? I can’t, but that is indeed how long some of the threads are in Kim Kamen’s nail and thread ‘drawings’. Using black sewing thread to bridge the spaces between nail heads – connecting the dots if you will – Kamens creates highly rendered images that, from a distance, appear to be pencil drawings.
Chair With Hand, thread, nails, wood, 48″ x 72″
Small Self Portrait, thread, nails, wood, 24″ x 24″
They almost look like some form of wild constellations on wood, yes?