luminous twine installations on barn facades by megan mosholder
images courtesy of megan mosholder

 

 

 

american artist megan mosholder has created a series of illuminating installations interlaced in the architecture of rural barns. through the use of simple materials like nylon string and nails, mosholder constructs immersive sculptures that span across ceilings and bridge walls. during her attendance at the wassaic artist residency, she completed a site-specific art piece on the exterior of luther barn, an 1800s former livestock auction ring and bartering market. ‘support and seizure’ radiates from the structure, exposing a colorful gradient of pink and orange glowing lines materializing from the rustic façade. the taught strings are braided and interwoven into a mesh-like fabric and suspended from exterior beams in a curved configuration.

 

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
a colorful gradient of pink and orange glowing lines emerges from the rustic facade

 

 

 

in a variation on the theme, mosholder’s site-specific installation for the coastal discovery museum juried public art exhibition, transforms a farm building into a luminous vaulted space. ‘gossamer’ is built from 2000 screw eyes, 15,000 feet of hand-painted, glow-in-the-dark nylon twine and a black light. responding to the architecture of its assembly, the gleaming blue lines emerge from the corners of the barn’s ceiling, creating a new structure inside the old one. the vibrant, three-dimensional sculpture juxtaposes its earthy natural surroundings and engages viewers in an unexpected vision.

 

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
the exterior of luther barn is transformed into a luminous art installation

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
a detail of the glowing strings, braided and interlaced

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
‘gossamer’ is suspended from the corners of a rustic barn

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
glowing blue nylons are interlaced into a mesh-like texture

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
the sculptures create a new structure inside the interior of the old one

 

 

megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
a detail of the artist arranging the twine