Black Velvet, Dark Night

Detail of "Black Velvet, Dark Night"

Black Velvet, Dark Night is an installation of bird net hooked with cable ties.  When the work is completed it will be roughly within 2.5 x 2 metres.

What is Black Velvet, Dark Night?

Caught in, eternity that stretches to black. A fire that consumes and spits out.  Desolation and loneliness. The haze of a never ending dry spell.   Abandonment, burning off out of control, entrapment.

Words really can’t describe the feeling of it.

Like all of my cable tie installations Black Velvet, Dark Night is quite difficult to photograph.  I hope the images of the work in progress tell you enough about the scale of the work as well as show you my approach to embroidery and netting.  You can find more images and information about the work on my website at http://www.peterlsmith.com.au/html/netwurks.html .