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Inverted Art Made with Spools of Thread

If you're in Paris right now, I'm hoping that you're one of the 40,000 attendees at the city's modern and contemporary art fair. Art Paris brings together emerging and established artists in painting, photography, sculpture, and more. Over 120 art galleries are involved including Galerie Zidoun which is where American artist Devorah Sperber is exhibiting.

Sperber is showing some fantastic works that I'm sure you'd want to see in person. What Sperber does is take multi-colored spools of thread and arranges them in a way so that they appear like pixels. Taken as a whole, the spools look like a “hot mess,” in other words, like your grandma went crazy and glue gunned her thread collection on a wall. Look through a “viewing sphere” (a small, transparent ball) that's conveniently placed in front of the piece, however, and get ready to be amazed. As Brooklyn Museum states, “Sperber deconstructs familiar images so that the brain can reconstruct them. Her framed crystal reproductions similarly address the way we think we see versus the way the brain processes visual information.”

The artist, Devorah Sperber

Check out Art Observed for some great on-site photos of Art Paris which will end on April 3.

Devorah Sperber's website

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