More fiber art today, but this time it’s not knitting coming off the wall – it’s three dimensional images created with pins and thread.
Debbie Smyth is a young artist from Ireland whose work is buzzing all around the Internet. Smyth photographs and sketches her subjects, plots and hammers pins on the wall, then wraps threads around the pins to ‘develop’ the image. Her work literally “lifts the drawn line off the page.”
“On first glance, it can look like a mass of threads but as you get closer sharp lines come into focus, creating a spectacular image. The images are first plotted out before being filled out with the thread, the sharp angles contrasting with the floating ends of the thread. And despite the complexity of the lengthy process I try to capture a great feeling of energy and spontaneity, and, in some cases, humor.” Debbie Smyth