Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

How To Make Artificial Indoor Rainbows 101. You'll Need To Take A Day Off.

Regardless of how old we are, we seem to love catching a glimpse of a rainbow. It makes our surroundings more beautiful in an instant. For Gabriel Dawe, rainbows serve as his inspiration and his artistic works bring the natural wonder indoors. The artist uses thousands of threads to create an optical illusion of the colourful arc in his ongoing series Plexus.

Born and raised in Mexico, the textile artist is challenging notions of masculinity and gender identity. His aim is to make people think twice about machismo, gender roles, and stereotypes we have come to accept.

Dawe favors buildings with high ceilings and open concepts to play on the illusion that the rainbow is created by the light. He also uses enough spools of thread to knit a few hundred sweaters.

Dawe’s sculptures are designed to change, based on the viewer’s vantage point. His work will be on display at the Newark Museum in New Jersey from September 19, 2015 to January 10, 2016.

Day 6: break tiiiime. #Plexus29 #gabrieldawe

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Meditative observations of a methodical artist. #gabrieldawe

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Starting #Plexus29 at @byumoa

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First day assisting @gdawe on #plexus29 at @byumoa!

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#plexus29 from above

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#regram from @yayasheshe: the piece at the EODIAH! #gabrieldawe

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Day 7(?): @gdawe is 2/3rd finished with #Plexus29! #gabrieldawe

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#PlexusC15 is done! #NordstromVAN @nordstromvan #artinstallation

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#plexus29

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Day 5 (and color 8) of assisting @gdawe on #Plexus29! Here's another rare view from above.

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#plexus29

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This installation by Gabriel Dawe is just mesmerizing! #gabrieldawe #plexus29 #byumoa

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@BYUMOA @GabrielDawe #ArtAfterDarkMOA #Plexus29

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#GabrielDawe via @human_evolution_project

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#camraleigh #amazinginstallation #gabrieldawe #otbfineart

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#gabrieldawe#orgullo#mexicano#museo

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Next, an art installation made of candy.

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