traces of spun

Traces of Spun 1

Traces of Spun no. 1
graphite on paper
20" x 30"

Traces-of-Spun-detail

Traces of Spun no. 1 (detail)
graphite on paper

Erin Curry spindle drawing traces of spun no. 2

Traces of Spun no. 2
graphite on paper
30" x 20"

Erin Curry spindle drawing traces of spun no. 3

Traces of Spun no. 3
graphite on paper
30" x 20"

Traces of Spun 1Traces-of-Spun-detailErin Curry spindle drawing traces of spun no. 2Erin Curry spindle drawing traces of spun no. 3

The process-oriented drawings within the Traces of Spun series explore peace within the unpredictable. The pieces are created with my specialized spindle-as-drawing-tool. As a woolen line is drawn from a mass of fiber, the spindle’s whirling dance is recorded as a graphite drawing on paper. Layer upon wandering layer of line marks the passage of time as the yarn above grows inch by inch, until the drawing develops into a mass mirroring the handful of wool I began with. The action of drawing out a single thread takes place between the soft chaos of the fiber and the humming chaos of the drawing. Here I am able to exert control in the same moment I relinquish it. This space allows for a buzzing mind to find quietude and seek meaning as time stretches out with the length of the thread.



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