Fibers A Trio of Monumental Macramé Installations Stretch 37 Feet Across a Seaside Structure in Bali

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Thought for sure we had a Macrame prefix, guess not.

Years past, I knew several people who did beautiful macrame work including room-dividing screens. Nothing on the scale or scope of these, though! I reduced the size of the pics somewhat because they were HUGE.

Thought y'all might enjoy these!


A Trio of Monumental Macramé Installations Stretch 37 Feet Across a Seaside Structure in Bali

February 16, 2021
Grace Ebert


“Mountain,” 1150 x 766 centimeters. All images © Agnes Hansella, shared with permission

In just 12 days, Jakarta-based fiber artist Agnes Hansella fashioned a staggering trio of macramé installations that hang from a ceiling in Bali. Each of the knotted works spans more than 37 feet wide, cloaking the open-air structure in fringed fibers that evoke the coastal surroundings of Jimbaran. Titled “Mountain,” “Ocean,” and “Sunset,” the wall hangings reflect the natural environment through asymmetric patches reminiscent of coral, waves, and birds.

Alongside a team of artists she hadn’t worked with previously, Hansella cut manila ropes with a hacksaw and balanced on scaffolding to assemble the massive works. All three began with rough sketches and evolved on-site. “I was never good with drawing pictures, so the finished design is mostly something I came up with on location. I change them a lot based on my instinct and situation. With macramé techniques, the ropes have their own will and character so as the artist I follow them and see what can and can not work,” she tells Colossal. The trio was commissioned by Flowerbloom Studio.

Currently, Hansella is working on a smaller work for a villa in Bahrain and plans to explore tufting and fiber sculpture in the coming months. She sells macramé supplies, wall hangings, and functional objects in her shop, and you can follow her latest projects on Instagram.


“Sunset,” 1150 x 500 centimeters


“Mountain,” 1150 x 766 centimeters






“Sunset”


“Ocean,” 1150 x 650 centimeters
 

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Those are amazing! Honestly wouldn't want them in my house (cobweb and dust catchers), but they are beautiful.

Kathleen
 
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