Drift 03

Amy Usdin

Through needle-weaving and knotting, Amy Usdin redefines aging fiber artifacts — fly nets for horses and fishing nets — as abstract mental and physical landscapes. Their worn imperfections are woven into the new and the transformation becomes part of a continuous narrative, informed by the familial moments and unexpected associations that their previous lives evoke. By giving these once-functional nets new volume, Usdin honors the revolving intersections of past and present. What began as autobiographic meditation has evolved into work that more broadly speaks to histories, loss, and longing and exists in other realms of interpretive possibilities.

  • 2020
  • Signed
  • Woven bits of discarded fishing net take the form of remnants washed ashore. This series alludes to ecologies and the passage of time, recalling objects caught, then released at the water’s edge.

Plant fibers and silk woven on vintage fishing net; stitched onto white matte with unglazed frame, 13.25" x 10.25" x 2.5"

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