Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe in art  Category
plexus no. 9 + site specific installation at Peel Gallery + Gütermann thread, painted wood and hooks, 2011. Photo by Slyworks Photography.

Woah. The thread installations by Gabriel Dawe are like optical illusions. I especially love the rainbow ones because they appear similar to the way we view rainbows – a bit transparent and fuzzy, hovering in the place between reality and illusion.

Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe in art  Category
plexus no. 9 + site specific installation at Peel Gallery + Gütermann thread, painted wood and hooks, 2011. Photo by Slyworks Photography.

Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe in art  Category
plexus no. 3 + site specific installation at Guerilla Arts + Gütermann thread, wood and nails, 2010. Photo by Kevin Todora.


plexus no. 5 + site specific installation at pump projects for the 2011 Texas Bienial + Gütermann thread, wood and nails, 2011. Photo by Mike Metcalfe.

Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe in art  Category
plexus no. 4 + site specific installation at the Dallas Contemporary + Gütermann thread, wood and nails, 2010. Photo by Kevin Todora.

I also like his boxed thread collections created from the thread used in his installations above:

Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe in art  Category
plexus no. 2: convergence + thread from site specific installation at Conduit Gallery, April-June 2010, plexiglass,  2011

Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe in art  Category
plexus no. 3 + thread from site specific installation at Guerilla Arts, September 2010, plexiglass, 2011