Gutta cavat lapidem, A water drop hollows a stone
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.