Friday, August 1, 2014

We're All Ears :: August Inspiration

One of my favorite blogs to follow is called The Jealous Curator. I find the most fascinating contemporary artists and their uncommon art and exhibitions through this site. While looking for inspiration for August, I thought that it should be something color-filled like the halcyon days of summer, yet light and airy to beat the heat. I found all that and more in the stunning installation art of Gabriel Dawe.

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Per the bio on his website:

Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day. His work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Belgium, and the UK. After living in Montreal, Canada for 7 years, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his MFA at the University of Texas at Dallas. For the final two years of his degree, he was an artist in residence at CentralTrak, the Artist in Residency program at UTD. His work has been featured in numerous publications around the world, including Sculpture magazine, the cover of the 12th edition of Art Fundamentals published by McGraw-Hill, and in author Tristan Manco’s book Raw + Material = Art . He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, and by Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels. 

Do you remember doing those string art projects at summer camp? This installation work takes that idea to the ultimate. Created with miles (and I do mean miles!) of sewing thread wound around hooks or nails on wood, these airy textile sculptures transform a dull place into a living rainbow. Hard to choose just one picture, so I settled on a collage of just one of his impressive installations. All angles have to be viewed to appreciate this magnificence of form and explosion of color. Pick the inspiration photo that inspires you or head over to his website to see more!

What inspires you about this amazing art installation?
To participate in the We're All Ears creative challenge:
Make earrings inspired by this picture.
Write a post on your blog.
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on Friday, August 15th.


  1. Love this one Miss Erin! Now how to translate that into a pair of earrings ....

  2. I am inspired by the bright intense colors. No muddy greys or browns in those installations. I enjoy your choices of inspiration photos each month, and I set them as my desktop photo for daily inspiration. I chose to use the first image in relic no 2 for my desktop this month. Perhaps a pair of earrings will come out of this inspiration!

  3. Thank you for bringing this type of Art to my attention! It's fascinating...and wow, those colors. Such planning this must take.