Lace, Wire (7.5 x 3 x 2.5), 2012

Adrift is a boat made entirely of lace and suspended by strings and wire to evoke a sensation of movement and space. The boat is a suggestion of travel, leisure, danger, motion, adventure and masculinity while the lace is suggestive of the feminine, the fragile and the domestic. By rendering the boat in a material such as lace, the audience is left with only the suggestion of a boat through form and space and their own memories. Once the utilitarian aspects of a boat have been deprived, the audience is free to contemplate the lace material and the lights that passes through the designs and cast patterned shadows across the floor. The space becomes haunted by the feelings of romance, distance, longing and memory.

  • Rachel P Schmerge
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