Tag Archives: installation

Amanda McCavour

Amanda McCavour creates these installation pieces using a sewing machine and thread. Because thread is so thin and flat, the final piece looks like a colored pencil drawing that has been taken off the paper.

Artist Statement:

“In my work, I use a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by sewing into a fabric that dissolves in water. This fabric makes it possible for me to build up the thread by sewing repeatedly into my drawn images so that when the fabric is dissolved, the image can hold together without a base. These thread images appear as though they would be easily unraveled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works actual raveled strength.

I am interested in the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.  I am interested in the connections between process and materials and the way that they relate to images and spaces.  Tracing actions and environments through a process of repetition, translation and dissolving, I hope to trace absence.  My work is a process of making as a way of tracing and preserving things that are gone, or slowly falling apart.”

{via The Jealous Curator and Blethering Crafts}

Eiji Watanabe

Images from “Butterfly’s Eye View”, an installation by Eiji Watanabe. And don’t worry, these butterflies are made of paper! Each was carefully cut from a field guide and pinned into place around the gallery.

As for a personal spin on it: today is moving day, and I am so ready to decorate new walls.

{via Colassal}

Cara Despain

Artwork by Cara Despain. This last image is a collaborative installation between both Cara Despain and Mary Toscano.


RGB exhibition from Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, together known as Carnovsky. The wallpaper shown above has three patterns in three colors. In normal lighting, the layers overlap to create a disorienting (yet extraordinarily beautiful!) effect. When seen through red, green, and blue filters, the individual patterns become clear.

{via Kelsey and Designboom}


“The things one finds wandering in a landscape: familiar things and utterly unknown, like a flower one has never seen before, or, as Columbus discovered, an inexplicable continent;
and then, behind a hill, as if knitted by giant grandmothers, lies this vast rabbit, to make you feel as small as a daisy.
The toilet-paper-pink creature lies on its back: a rabbit-mountain like Gulliver in Lilliput. Happy you feel as you climb up along its ears, almost falling into its cavernous mouth, to the belly-summit and look out over the pink woolen landscape of the rabbitÌs body, a country dropped from the sky;
ears and limbs sneaking into the distance; from its side flowing heart, liver and intestines.
Happily in love you step down the decaying corpse, through the wound, now small like a maggot, over woolen kidney and bowel.
Happy you leave like the larva that gets its wings from an innocent carcass at the roadside.
Such is the happiness which made this rabbit.
i love the rabbit the rabbit loves me.

After almost 5 years of knitting, the rabbit found its final place in the italian alps (close to Cuneo). It waits there to be visited by you. You might even take your time or check back every now and then as the rabbit will wait for you 20 years from now on.”-Gelitin

Sonja Vordemaier

An installation piece by Sonja Vordemaier.

Mary Temple

Installation work by Mary Temple created by painting the floors, walls, and exteriors of museums. So subtle, it’s easy to mistake them for real light.

{via My Love For You}


Jason deCaires Taylor

Underwater sculpture installations by Jason deCaires Taylor. Check out his website here – there are too many pictures to choose from!

Pip & Pop

Explosions of my childhood? or installations by Pip & Pop? It’s all the same.

[via Jealous Curator]

Patrick Dougherty

To date Patrick Doughterty has built over 200 of these sculptures all over the world. I want to live in one.