It’s impossible not to be blown away by the work of Susie MacMurray – a former classical musician turned artist whose work encompasses drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. She has gained particular recognition for her site-specific interventions in historic spaces where she combines material, form and context in deceptively simple ways to stimulate associations in the viewer’s mind. The beautiful Echo (2006) pictured above is an installation of 10,000 hairnets containing strands of used violin bow-hair in York St Mary’s, Yorkshire.
Promenade (2010) 105 miles of fine gold embroidery thread
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Gladrags (2002) Dress made of 10,000 fuschia pink balloons
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Images via Susie MacMurray