In the second of today’s art fiber entries, Barbara sends a link to an exhibition of Devorah Sperber’s work at the Brooklyn Museum. It runs through June 17th so it’s not too late to see it.
Her site (while not without with some arty goobley-gook that careens around like an out of control pin ball in my brain) is pretty cool. Unlike a lot of artist’s sites, the background is clean and sparse; it’s not competing for attention detracting from its purpose. The site also includes a pod cast so you can listen while perusing the images. Pretty neat!
Her …tapestries?…are comprised of varying colors of thread spools (sponsored in part by Coats & Clark, natch) suspended to form pixilated copies of well known artists paintings. Below is an example of the Mona Lisa.
If you go to the site, you’ve already seen what I did “wrong” to this picture. Heh. Being an art-retard, I fail to understand why she had to do everything upside down. Yeah, I know all about the eye/brain transposition thing having learned it in the fourth grade but was it really necessary? I thought the core concept was cool enough to stand on its own. Regardless, do go see and tell me all about it. She has some quite large ones too, including The Last Supper.