HOTTEA's 'letting go' installation uses over 82 miles of yarn

minneapolis-based graffiti artist HOTTEA has conceived ‘letting go’. the large-scale installation spans across two floors and hangs boldly at the minneapolis institute of arts, meticulously created over three months from 14,000 individual strands of yarn at 32 feet long each. the method of fabrication generates a dense and textural outcome, calculated to have used over 82 miles of the material. the piece celebrates HOTTEA’s interpretation of the sun, most recognizable by the vivid fusion of orange, yellow and red colors dominating the work.

HOTTEA's 'letting go' installation uses over 82 miles of yarn
14,000 strands of yarn made up the installation
all images courtesy of HOTTEA

HOTTEA's 'letting go' installation uses over 82 miles of yarn
the piece is an interpretation of the sun

HOTTEA's 'letting go' installation uses over 82 miles of yarn
red, yellow and orange create a vivid outcome


video showing a time lapse of the piece in production

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