Heather MacKenzie / Artist


2013-ongoing

Seisms

These cross-sectional images of the earth are produced through seismography and are used industrially in oil prospecting. At once sublime and humbling, abstract and haunting, the strata in these images reveal unplaceable ghost-landscapes. I translate these inaccessible territories through the mediation of the jacquard loom using complex, multi-layered woven structures. Symbols like map scales and legends structurally bind the layers together, delineating and obscuring the original image while blurring the boundaries between textile and sculptural object.


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