ENMESH

Leroi DeRubertis's avatar Leroi DeRubertis Vote Code: 65805

I twisted well over two miles of wire into abstract figures for this three-part installation. I hand-form and paint each piece, and consider them drawings, as I use manipulate a line to create them. They are connected with transparent thread, for a floaty appearance. When prompted by air or vibration, the figures spin, along with their shadows. In one end of the room, a thousand faces hang in strands, staggered and layered, before the walls. They overlap, creating new faces as your viewpoint changes. On the other end of the room, along one wall, wire people, averaging eighteen inches, hang in clusters. Made from a finer wire than the faces, they are intricate, and have more dimension. Along the adjoining wall, thousands of hands span in a wall measuring sixteen feet long and eleven feet high. When prompted by a bit of air or vibration, the small 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