Again in February, Agnes Hansella accomplished a staggering trio of macramé installations. The monumental works are a aspect of the Jakarta-based artist’s observe, which spans large-scale items and smaller wall hangings extending just a few ft large. “I wish to not cage myself to a sure model, so in every bit, I actually let my intuition do most,” she tells Colossal. “I all the time consider artwork as one thing that retains evolving. It’s like a relay race the place I’m one half that connects the previous and future.”
Irrespective of the dimensions, every of Hansella’s works demonstrates an in depth repertoire as she blends dyed and pure threads into wildly assorted combos of twists, knots, and ties. The elaboratey woven items vary from geometric shapes and abstracted rainbow glitches to an unlimited mountain panorama, that are direct merchandise of the sights and sounds she’s encountered all through her life. By way of interactions together with her father’s native Dayak tribe and a childhood spent in Borneo, she noticed woven baskets and textiles that proceed to affect her work at this time, as do the Indigenous songs she heard whereas finding out cinema in Canada.
Hansella sells a lot of her fiber-based works, together with useful items and provides, in her shop, and you’ll observe her newest tasks, which embrace a just lately accomplished piece in Bahrain that’s 48-meters-wide and 4-meters lengthy, on Instagram.
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