Amanda McCavour’s thread drawings are created on a sewing machine, sewn into a fabric that then dissolves in water, leaving just thread. The intricate, detailed textile work flows from her interest in “the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.” (Above, detail from Living Room)
During an artist-in-residence program in Dawson City, Yukon, McCavour replicated this turn of the century steam pump, left at the side of one of the gold rush city’s main streets.
Installation view, from exhibition at Lonsdale Gallery
-From Fibre Quarterly
This piece is based on my old living room in my old apartment. I recreated many of the objects that existed in that space, chairs, side tables and other nick nacks out of thread and hung them from the ceiling so that they were layered on top of one another, mimicking the space in my old home. Each of the objects were created on a 1 to 1 scale. –Artist’s Website
Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist with a BFA from York University where she studied drawing and installation. Since graduating in 2007, she has participated in national and international exhibitions and has recently completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio in Toronto and at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon.
Amanda McCavour’s website, here