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Studies (in crochet)

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  • Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet), 2013. Image by Scott Lee
    Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet), 2013. Image by Scott Lee
  • Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet). detail, 2013. Image by Scott Lee
    Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet). detail, 2013. Image by Scott Lee
  • Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet). detail, 2013. Image by Scott Lee
    Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet). detail, 2013. Image by Scott Lee
  • Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet). detail, 2013. Image by Scott Lee
    Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet). detail, 2013. Image by Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2013
Dimensions: 
various
Materials:
circuit wire, glue, iron, wool
Techniques:
crochet
Type:
sculpture
Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired from Fibreworks 2014



Description

Beginning with the idea of weaving as the manifestation of humanity’s basic need to build and create, Marianne Burlew parallels the technique of crochet with architectural design by appropriating...

Beginning with the idea of weaving as the manifestation of humanity’s basic need to build and create, Marianne Burlew parallels the technique of crochet with architectural design by appropriating mathematic patterns and industrial materials into her work. Through her practice, Marianne creates small studies that play with colour, surface, form, patterns and stitch types. These small experiments represent an effort to create objects that instigate physical responses between audiences and the materials of a space. Circuit wire, yarn, glue, and ceramic are used playfully as material investigations for larger sculptural pieces that strive to form links between our bodies and the technology that surrounds us. 




Artist Profile

Marianne Burlew is an installation artist whose work focuses on themes of embodiment and the senses. Burlew holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BFA from York University. During her...



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