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"Pitchdrop" 2015 Coiled and Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston

$4,000

About

-Made in 2015 -Nylon and cotton cord, sewing thread. "Pitchdrop" was made in 2015 as part of a body of work for my exhibition "what it is." It is a sculptural vessel-form object made by coiling and sewing nylon and cotton rope with an industrial zig-zag sewing machine. The piece is not made with a specific form in mind when started, so its shape emerges somewhat organically during its making. Multiple smaller, individual vessels are made, then joined together. More rope is coiled and sewn onto the new form, and new parts are incorporated and built upon from there. This piece features a main body sewn with black nylon cord, which acts as a visual and physical anchor for the object. From this, a series of smaller arm-like appendages grow ni coiled cotton cord. Since 2010 Doug Johnston has produced a wide range of functional and sculptural objects using a process of coiling and stitching rope using industrial sewing machines. He has built a formal vocabulary and studio practice that engages his varied interests in architecture, spatial and landscape formation, commerce, and fundamental human technologies. The work often sits at the intersection of art, design, and craft, taking the position that no made object is exclusively aesthetic or utilitarian. He often collaborates with his partner, Tomoe Matsuoka. They live and work in Brooklyn, NY and Osaka, Japan.

Details

  • Creator
    Doug Johnston (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2015
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Estimated Production Time
    1-2 weeks
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. This piece was on display in a design gallery/showroom from 2015-2020, as well as exhibited in a few exhibitions during that period, but it is not previously owned. There are some signs of wear, but otherwise in great condition. Originally $5,200.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5694224896862

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About the Maker

Doug Johnston

Since 2010 Doug Johnston has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope using industrial sewing machines, producing a wide range of functional and sculptural objects. The work utilizes a long history of human technologies such as cordage, coiled vessels, bags and basketry, masonry construction, sewing machines, and 3d printing. With these, he has built a formal vocabulary and studio practice that engages his varied interests in architecture, spatial and landscape formation, commerce, and fundamental human technologies. The work often sits at the intersection of art, design, and craft, taking the position that no made object is exclusively aesthetic or utilitarian. Johnston has shown his work at venues such as Patrick Parrish Gallery (NY), R & Company (NY), Cranbrook Art Museum (MI), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME), Collective Design Fair (NY), and Design/Miami (FL). He has participated in residencies at UrbanGlass, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drury University. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Johnston lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Osaka, Japan, often collaborating with his wife, artist and designer Tomoe Matsuoka.
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