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.”