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Through the Thread at Rockwell Museum of Art
Weighted across the bottom edge of each screen is cast pewter. The textile flexes its strength and becomes a support for the burden of the heavy metal, flipping our understanding of metal as being the structural and strong and the fabric as being the delicate. The result is an embedded metal that acts to weigh down the interlacing threads while holding open the bottom of the screen. This weight also creates tension at the base of the fabric and helps to stabilize and minimize any movement from the elements.
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