Ph. Katharina Sommer
Ph. Katharina Sommer

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Gutta cava lapidem

Flowing inspiration 2015, Yu Lei mountain, Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China

 

"A water drop hollows a stone [not by force, but by falling often]" is taken from Ovid, an ancient Roman poet, in the Epistulae ex Ponto IV.The title suggests the gentle but breaking power of a drop of water, the vital strength of this element.My installation celebrates the water, an essential natural resource for the humankind and for the planet that should be preserved and cherished.As a waterfall, my three dimensional tapestry springs from the top of a cliff and flows down over the slope to create swirls on the ground.The main material for my work is recycled and eco friendly yarn produced by Ledaal Teppeveveri, a traditional weaving workshop in the city of Stavanger, Norway.The colorful yarn is created with old and unique machines that twist three different colored woolen threads together around a thick inner yute core.The material is then woven, knotted and entwined to convey the movement and power of a real waterfall. This dense structure provides resistance and durability for the large tapestry.

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