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.