Sleeping is like death, 2016. Black thread and metal beds, dimensions variable.

Lines of Connection: A Conversation with Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota’s work comes from a very spiritual place. Though she followed an unusual path to arrive at her now-recognizable style, this history is vital to her installations. In these environments, line, in the form of yarn, and the human body, represented by shoes, keys, suitcases, or beds, are woven together in visually stunning displays. Deftly forming immersive installations with a minimum of preconceived planning, Shiota invests her work with a palpable energy and tension that can be felt by viewers as they follow her linear trajectories and uncover the resonant traces of the objects contained within. …see the entire article in the print version of sept’s Sculpture magazine.