Red Back, 2006.
Acrylic wool and pergola.
A site specific intervention for exhibition “Colour and Perception” Sherborne House, Dorset.
“Sophie Horton uses knitted wool on an architectural scale, challenging its usual associations with domestic femininity. Horton’s installations often interrupt the viewing of a place, drawing attention to features and describing volumes in space. In her hands, the softest of materials can become a barrier, each small stitch joining together to form a massive structure. Produced specifically for Colour and Perception, Horton’s installation Red Back, dramatically changes the entrance to Sherborne House. It is an enveloping corridor of three dimensional colour; the red a striking contrast to its surroundings, and invitingly tactile.”
By Bryony Bond Colour and Perception catalogue 2006
Photo Credit: George Merrick (Photo 2)