Artist Projects

Whorl


Caroline Lathan-Stiefel

Caroline Lathan-Stiefel’s Whorl is a room-sized installation. Consisting of multiple, connected forms made of fabric, pipe cleaners, yarn, pins, and thread, the installation covers the ceiling, walls, and part of the floor of the room. The fabric is either sewn or held together by sewing pins. Lathan-Stiefel’s work investigates the relationship of the provisional to the permanent and evokes the overreaching desire associated with completing a Herculean task using commonplace materials. Because the work has an intentional chaotic quality, the installation is a spoof of seemingly coherent architectural, technological, and organic systems.

Project Updates

  • 2005: Whorl is exhibited at The Contemporary in Atlanta

  • 2006: Whorl is exhibited at Galerie Articule In Montreal