Penelope

29Feb12

I absolutely love this installation by Brazilian artist, Tatiana Blass. Titled Penelope, referencing Homer’s Odyssey, the work consists of an insane amount of red yarn, a loom, and a red carpet. Penelope is the name of Homer’s wife. While Homer was away, she remained faithful by keeping herself occupied by working on a burial shroud for her father-in-law. This distanced herself from her suitors, and the story tells us she would unweave sections in secret at night. The exhibit fills the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil. A loom is situated on the alter of the chapel, with the carpet coming out of one end and seemingly endless amounts of tangled red yarn on the other. Check out the yarn coming out of the windows and strewn about the yard. via.






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