Looping Twists Indigo

acrylic on cotton tape, variable support, 113 x 55 x 9cm, 2015

I’m always interested in minimizing the apparatus of the artwork’s support, while still allowing the work to be easily mounted and transported. With my Looping Twists works I discovered that if I doubled up the tapes back I could twist them without having a stretcher bar or similar restraint to hold them in place. They hold themselves in place, by their own weight and tension.

Some time later, I was sitting contemplating the work and it occurred to me that if I placed one of our convection heaters directly below it, the rising heat would generate this movement, which varies from a gentle vibration to something more pronounced, depending on the heat setting.

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