Thread Sketch

Thread Sketch

Blue Mountain, NY

Year: 2011

Thread Sketch was a physical sketch for a proposed grand-scale project envisioned for the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The installation was assembled in the shadows of a massive airplane hangar at Eagle Lake, and extended out the open front wall and into the open light. The illuminated threads caught and accentuated the sun’s movement overhead throughout the day.

The threads were nearly imperceptible when seen up close, but when viewed from a distance coalesced into a seemingly solid structure, radiating from the 40-foot-high central ridge of the hangar’s ceiling down to it’s concrete floor, where the threads were weighted with sandbags. The underlying aim of Thread Sketch is to emphasize the subtle interplay between light and shadow, structure and space, to make the invisible visible.