Tactile, Kate Baird

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Tactile

 Kate Baird |

Small Propositions
Paper, thread, yarn
22x22x2

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. 

Ripple Study
Hand-dyed yarn and packaging paper
13x16x.1

Baird Kate_Ripple Study

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. 

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