Kate Baird |
The materials that comprise these pieces are joined together by stitches rather than adhered with glue. This necessitates many kinds of tactile interactions with the materials: stacking, stabbing, tugging, squeezing, smoothing, tearing. Touch, more than sight, is the sense upon which the process of making these pieces depends.
Many hours into weaving earthy-toned strands of yarn into dull brown packing paper, the results of the process began to remind me of light sparkling on the surface of water. Put another way: this thing, the making of which was all about touch, suddenly referred to something that eludes touch and cannot be held.