“Debbie Smyth is textile artist most identifiable by her statement thread drawings; these playful yet sophisticated contemporary artworks are created by stretching a network of threads between accurately plotted pins” (Smyth, nd a).
Her work takes the thread pictures of the 70’s into exciting new directions.
HiConnect X Soho Myriad, 2015, detail.
“Her work beautifully blurs the boundaries between fine art drawings and textile art, flat and 3D work, illustration and embroidery, literally lifting the drawn line off the page in a series of “pin and thread” drawings” (Smyth, nd a).
Making links to my drawings and generating ideas for approaching work.
Smyth’s practice makes me appreciate the intimate relationship between my drawings and the final work.
Another remarkable aspect of Smyth’s work is her ability to work at various scales. Her commercial and gallery commissions are frequently huge, while she also produces small, intricate framed work.
Smyth, D. (nd a) About,
Viewed: http://debbie-smyth.com/about/, 6 May 2020
Smyth, D. (nd b) ‘Bird Branch’ in Shaded Works,
Viewed: http://debbie-smyth.com/shaded-works/, 6 May 2020
Smyth, D. (nd a) ‘Love’ in Alphabox,
Viewed: http://debbie-smyth.com/alphablox/, 6 May 2020
Smyth, D. (2009) Pylons,
Viewed: http://debbie-smyth.com/crafted-pylons/, 6 May 2020
Smyth, D. (2013) In Full Swing,
Viewed: http://debbie-smyth.com/in-full-swing/, 6 May 2020
Smyth, D. (2015) HiConnect X Soho Myriad,
Viewed: http://debbie-smyth.com/hi-connect/, 6 May 2020