2015, Cotton threads, ropes, and copper wire, 45 meters
Vicolo Degli Orefici is one of the narrowest streets in Siena, where the walls almost touch. I came here to trace the walls of Vicolo Degli Orefici and let their movement direct the lines that I drew with threads, ropes, and copper wire. Similar to how the new architecture echoes the movement of the old medieval walls, in their broad bends and depressions, the lines I drew also echoed the walls of Vicolo Degli Orefici. In the places where the walls of this street almost meet, the lines that I drew intersected, and new patterns were made.
When I first started to place the threads on the cobblestone, several residents watched with apprehension from their windows, but as I answered their questions, the people of Vicolo Degli Orefici came out to offer me their own incite, and even helped me with the installation.
The process of this piece was ephemeral as I waited until around noon to document it, when the sun shown down into the narrow street and activated the threads, twine, and copper wire.