Monday, December 06, 2010

Orly Genger

Just bought the latest issue of Sculpture magazine, which had a feature on American artist Orly Genger. I had never heard of her before...she makes amazing large-scale installations consisting of crocheted rope. I read that the bottom image, Big Boss, was crochet entirely by hand by Genger and consists of 100 miles of rope. Totally amazing...imagine how muscular she must be!

More on Genger here.

Images, from top: Puzzlejuice public installation in Riverside Park, NYC (2006), Plump (2006), Big Boss 2010.


Meags said...

These pieces are amazing, and it's interesting how much they make me think of organs.

Tara Bursey said...

For sure! Especially the pink one. Entrails and liver!

I particularly like Puzzlejuice, which was a public installation in New York. Fun colours...there are some great pictures a guy took of it on Flickr. If you go on Flickr and search 'Orly Genger', they should come up...