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Leroi DeRubertis's avatar Leroi DeRubertis Vote Code: 65805

I have twisted over two miles of wire into abstract figures for a three-part installation. I form and paint each piece by hand. I connect them with transparent thread, for a floaty appearance. The thread allows them to spin, making the piece fluid. Over a thousand faces will hang in strands, staggered and layered, before a wall. They overlap, creating new faces as your viewpoint changes. They vary in size from four to ten inches, and cast shadows. On the other end of the room, wire people, averaging eighteen inches,, will hang in clusters. Made from a finer wire than the faces, they are intricate, and have more dimension. They spin in circles, creating shadow play. In the center of the room, thousands of hands will float in planes you can walk between. They will cascade to the floor from panels of hands woven together, serving as ceilings. Three of these passages, will stand eight-feet tall, parallel to each other. When prompted by a bit of air or vibration, the hands wave.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: depends on venue
  • Medium: Wire
  • Width: varies, pref 5 ft at least
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: varies, pref 10 ft