It’s been close to a year since we posted Inspiration, Influence and Collective Unconscious, about different ways that ideas are transmitted between artists and the world around them. In that article, I wrote about some artists that were working with lines in a way that reminded us of Diana’s Maritima. This time, just a few weeks after posting the video for Under the Table, we few found another example of collective unconscious from Gabriel Dawe, who released this video of Plexus no.22 at Zodak Gallery in Miami.
Like Diana, Gabriel spent his childhood in a culture that’s rich with color and intricate patterns but as a boy, embroidery was forbidden to him. Born in Mexico City and experienced as a graphic designer, he spent 7 years in Canada before studying for his MFA at University of Texas in Dallas. His work makes our jaws drop and we’re happy to get some insight into his creative process.
Gabriel’s work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to the self-organizing power in nature. – Gabriel’s Facebook Profile