Sunday, May 30, 2010

Michael Radyk Installation Hambidge House Day 1

This is a three day installation over Memorial Day Weekend, paying homage to Mary Hambidge and the history of weaving here in Georgia and North Carolina.

The piece utilizes the porch and steps to the garden at Hambidge House.  I wanted to create a contrast between the front and back of the piece and the architecture of the setting.  

The textile is woven from night glow plastic tape, vinyl coated recycled polyester and retro reflective tape at the bottom. The other material is drawing paper and the house, porch and steps.

A temple like atmosphere is created in both directions.  The view from the bottom of the steps:

Detail of textile, with the forest behind.