Penelope Is In A Constant State Of Construction / Deconstruction
In 2011, Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass draped a Sao Paulo chapel with large masses of red yarn, letting the bright material trail into the surrounding areas. The installation, titled Penelope, was named after Odysseus’s wife in Homer’s Odyssey.
The piece, just like the epic poem, leaves us to wonder whether the work is in a state of construction or unraveling, if the carpet is being built, or slowly torn apart, i.e. it creates an ambiguous movement of construction and de-construction, in reference to the Greek myth.
Read more about Penelope at tatianablass.com.br.