Clew

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Clews

Kathryn Allan
Jill Misawa Axelson
2022–2023

This year-long project involved the exchange of artworks, each creation having a yarn-like continuum and being responded to in writing by its recipient. As per Duodecim, artworks were sent on time-travelling journeys and now reside 7000 miles from their maker.

CLEW 1

June 2022

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Clew 1 — KA
string, cotton, dye, gold thread, nail
1.97in x 1.97in x 2.13in

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Clew 1 — JMA
infused tea bag papers & threads
3.35in x 3.35in x 0.79in

CLEW 2

August 2022

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Clew 2 — KA
wool, cotton, bright check (gold), Polyfilla, 24 carat gold leaf
3.5in x 2.76in x 2.76in

 

 

Clew 2

Clew 2 — JMA
handmade paper (recycled from artist’s old business cards, 100% cotton), watercolors, cotton thread
1.77in x 1.77in x 1.57in

CLEW 3

October 2022

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Clew 3 — KA
paper, gold thread, plastic
3.25in x 3.07in x 3.07in

Clew 3

Clew 3 — JMA
paper, toner, double-sided tape
1.77in x 2.17in x 2.17in
(features the complete text from The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe)

 

CLEW 4

December 2022

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Clew 4 — KA
polystyrene, linen thread, 24 carat gold leaf
1.65in x 1.57in x 1.5in

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Clew 4 — JMA
Cartotecnica Rossi 180g crepe paper in cream, black agate bead, linen thread
4.33in x 4.33in x 2.17in

 

 

CLEW 5

February 2023

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Clew 5 — KA
paper, pressed tulip petals, cotton, bright check (rose gold)
3.23in x 2.36in x 3.13in

 

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Clew 5 — JMA
handmade paper (recycled from artist’s old business cards, 100% cotton), hemp twine, ribbon scrap, silver beads
15.75in x 2.36in x 2.76in

CLEW 6

April 2023

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Clew 6 — KA
bright check (gold), bright check (black), linen thread, 24 carat gold leaf
15.63in x 1.5in x 1.5in

 

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Clew 6 — JMA
handmade paper (recycled from artist’s old business cards, 100% cotton), steel wire, linen thread, graphite/pencil
8.27in x 2.56in x 2.56in