Macrogauze M225 by Peter Collingwood

by Peter Collingwood
Woven microgauze with linen with metal rods stamped

The black and beige threads of this 2D microgauze follow both the vertical and diagonal, creating a diamond of formation. The steel rods have a structural purpose of ensuring that the artwork hangs flat. However, the natural bends and twists of the hanging give the macrogauze a sense of movement as well as direction: the warp serves as a structural feature, allowing the piece to support itself.

The 'Macro-gauze' was first created in 1964 as a response to a visit to the United States in 1963; particularly the work of Lenore Tawny; a pioneering artist who combined steel and brass with linen threadwork. This groundbreaking 'Macro-gauze' generated an ongoing oeuvre in Peter Collingwood's work, in both 2D and 3D, the compositions based around mathematical sequences and geometric patterns.
H 155cm x W 79cm
H 61¼" x W 31¼"


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