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Arcadia
Scale
Netting, thread, steel
72' x 144" x 12"
2016-17

Arcadia was designed for the atrium wall of the newly renovated Richland County Library, Cooper Branch in Columbia, South Carolina. This fiber sculpture was inspired by the cracked surfaces of a large felled tree. It was constructed from layers of transparent netting and embroidery that raise the intricate patterns into undulating surfaces and ethereal structures, producing subtle gradations of value. Display lights project shadows of the delicate stitching onto the white wall, generating a sense of movement, and suggesting the gestural marks of a pencil drawing.