Debbie Smyth is a textile artist known notably for her pin and thread drawings. She creates the artwork by stretching a network of threads between accurately placed pins. The artist has worked with high profile companies and has exhibited nationally and internationally. In her own words she describes her work:
â€œOn first glance, it can look like a mass of threads but as you get closer sharp lines come into focus, creating a spectacular image. The images are first plotted out before being filled out with the thread, the sharp angles contrasting with the floating ends of the thread. Â And despite the complexity of the lengthy process I try to capture a great feeling of energy and spontaneity, and, in some cases, humour.â€
â€ I feel as if I am taking thread out of its comfort zone, presenting it on monumental scale and creating an eye-catching, and in some case jaw dropping effect.â€
More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Debbie Smyth.
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