Monday, April 19, 2010
toward human form
A woven nest of wire gently nods toward human silhouette. Susan Freda's exquisitely delicate design reconciles nature and industry into floating form. Her wires seem to whisper, to capture a soul, to balance impossibly both solid and vulnerable. I spotted her 'dresses', sinuous and sophisticated, at a local gallery and nearly took my breath away. More can be seen by this RISD grad here. A nod toward German Expressionism and Tim Burton to my eye. One who could wear these would skim the surface, skeletal yet fluid, the most delicate beauty wrapped in soft metal droplets.