Artwork by Margie Davidson
1" x 84" ©2008
Cloth Line celebrates the beauty that is all around us, from the straight lines and grids of the city to the delicate unfolding fern. Combining these organic and geometric shapes into one artwork continues my exploration of the tensions between humankind and the natural world.
This installation features hand-painted cloth hanging from a traditional clothesline complete with cable and pulleys. The cloth displays images of ferns, leaves and grids. For me, the clothesline is an icon of environmental responsibility. The use of a clothesline is a sustainable use of solar heat and wind power to dry one's clothes and other textiles. It evokes nostalgia and makes old-fashioned good sense amidst the explosion of technological advancements of our time.
100% cotton fabric, unbleached cotton fabric, setacolour fabric paint, coloured pencil, clothes pegs, wicker laundry basket and clothesline hardware
Each cloth is 27" by 43".Dimensions of the installation vary depending on gallery space.