Friday, March 20, 2009

hanging on a string...


This month in the issue of American Craft Magazine is a feature on Maggie Casey's work and though there was only one image of her work I knew I needed to do a bit of research on her.
Using string as her primary medium Maggie creates installations of everyday objects, many of which are structural spaces, and as a result creates stairs that we cannot walk up, skylights that emit no light, and rail tracks that can support no train....


Maggie's work shows a love for her material and the inherent characteristics of it and a clear knowledge of how to manipulate it. Unfortunately, her website does not go into much detail and no artist statement can be found and the article gave little insight. So - I am curious as to what brought her to string and why she chooses the subjects she does?

And even more curious in the knowing that many of her sculptures lay dormant on the floor and once activated by a door or other outside force spring into action and create the images we see. A fascinating idea and a difficult construction challenge.

I want to hear her talk a bit about her processes and inspirations...But you know me I always do.

7 comments:

angela simione said...

damn this is gorgous work! thanks for the introduction to her work! i love the fact that they're dead on the floor while they're not being looked at... sort of highlights the quality of time, or uses time as another material. pitty there's no artist's statement. i'd like to know how close my interpretation of this work comes to her intentions. it makes me think about memory and the witness and the challenge of representing loss and all sorts of great stuff. thanks!

Denise Fasanello said...

wow. terrific work. Reminds me of Fred Sandback's seminal string works but clearly more personal and about domestic space rather than pure minimalist form.

Brittany Noel said...

I saw these on their website a while ago. I love them! I can't even imagine how amazing it would be to see them in person.

♥ Stevi said...

here's a good article about her work with s little insight into her motivation:

http://artpark.typepad.com/artblog/2009/02/maggie-casey-you-saw-her-here-first.html

Joetta said...

her work is amazing isn't it? The scale is so inspiring.



Stevi- thanks for the link-

sophia alcantara said...

i love ur blog! ♥♥♥ a lot of cool stuff! very artistic! \(^.^)v

.sophia.

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Joetta said...

thanks so much for dropping in to say hi. It is much appreciated:)