String Art

Remember the string art kits of the 1970’s?  Each kit included: a piece of wood covered in black felt with a pattern marked in numbered dots, a handful of small nails, several multi-coloured skeins of string and an instruction booklet.  You hammered the nails into the dots, then followed the instructions to wind the coloured string around the nails in a numbered pattern.  This abstract process would lead to a recognizable picture, for example an owl.

These string arts are a bit like that, only without numbers or instructions.  And a lot bigger.  And no recognizable owls, although sometimes there is a floating sense of movement.

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