If you’re in the neighborhood and stroll by the CGN office windows, you’ll notice a new addition to our walls. We are now showcasing a fresh, blue, geometrically weaved installation by artist Elizabeth Burke-Dain.
The process began a few weeks ago when Elizabeth visited our office to scout out proper placement of the installation. We knew the final piece would consist of a series of plotted nails, with a connected weaving of string, but the end result was still unknown. Sadly, we missed most of the install action while we were manning the CGN booth at Art Chicago last week. We saw the initial blank wall, and were pleasantly surprised when we returned to the office and discovered the finished work – a striking and complex woven system of blue cotton thread (one long single strand) wound around hundreds of strategically placed white nails, forming symmetrical half-circles and a large X at the same time.
Elizabeth has a background in the humanities, arts, and art administration, and has been creating installations like these for about a year. CGN’s is the most recent addition to her repertoire, but she’s also installed them in businesses including an advertising agency office, as well as in several other homes and residences.
Each piece is carefully thought out and custom-designed for each recipient/space, keeping lighting, color schemes, placement, and other architectural design elements in mind to best utilize the wall space and maximize the impact of each piece. Though each installation involves pounding lots of nails (we missed that part…), the holes can be easily filled/patched if the piece is eventually removed, with no significant damage to the structure of the wall.
Elizabeth welcomes solicitations and commissions for unique pieces for business offices, design showrooms, restaurants, personal homes or anywhere else that would be a good fit for an intricate, colorful, intriguing installation. Contact her with questions, comments, and to learn more about her work: email email@example.com, connect with her on Facebook.