Taking Thread to a Whole New Levelcomments (3) October 8th, 2008
I find my thread collection inspiring to look at, but it's nothing compared to the work of Devorah Sperber, who recently used 20,376 spools of thread in her Da Vinci inspired piece, "After the Last Supper." The pixelated views of her art appear to be abstract color combinations until the viewer looks at them through acrylic viewing spheres, which rotate the image to it's proper orientation (as laid out in spools, the images are upside down and backwards). She uses other craft materials as media, too, including chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners) and beads. I can only imagine the meticulous detail that goes into plotting and constructing each of these works-- it is definitely worth checking out more pieces on her website.
I missed my chance to see her work in person at the Brooklyn Museum a couple of years ago, but you can look at this exhibition schedule to see if her work is included in any museums near you-- future shows in the US include New York City, Boise ID and Knoxville TN.