07 Oct

Thread Installation by Hot Tea

I dropped by Burrard Arts gallery space yesterday afternoon to see Drawing On The Past, a small show curated by Booooooom, and was pleased to see this thread installation by Hot Tea. I’ve seen photos of this on Instagram shared by other people, but it’s even better in person.

Thread installation by Hot Tea

Hot Tea was the artist in residence over the summer at Burrard Arts. He creates public and installation art almost exclusively with yarn. You may have noticed a few isometric forms on chain link fences around the city, and this is also the work of Hot Tea.

Thread installation by Hot Tea
Installation by Hot Tea

Thread installation by Hot Tea

I am inspired by this installation because it takes the simple material of yarn and transforms it into a three dimensional piece. It has me itching to create a new yarn tree somewhere, but maybe I should just find a chain link fence…

© Rachael Ashe