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Three-Dimensional Thread Installation Redefines Space

Translation is a site-specific thread installation by Missouri-based artist Kendra Werst that works on a three-dimensional plane to redefine space. Using colorful strands of thread affixed to the adjacent walls in the corner of a room, the multihued strings weave in and out of a plexiglass panel to create a sculptural structure embellished with abstract accents. The structure is a geometric feast for the eyes that stands at 9 feet tall.

The artist's body of work is inspired by symbiosis (“the uncanny relationship between two beings that involves a reciprocal relationship”). She explains: “It is the visualization of this special relationship and the communication that takes place within interpersonal relationships that drives my creative process… Often I join planes by puncturing holes in the material and threading them together. This creates tension between parts that exemplifies the symbiosis.”

Kendra Werst website
Kendra Werst on Behance
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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