DOUG JOHNSTON – TORSE
Doug Johnston’s work includes art, design, architecture and music, utilizing and exploring a variety of mediums and methods such as installation, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and collaborative performance. Since 2010 he has focused on a process of coiling and stitching rope into a variety of functional and sculptural objects. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions around the United States and in online and print journals. Born in 1979 in the west Texas desert and raised in Tulsa, OK, Doug Johnston lives and works in New York City.
“Torse” is a delicate bifurcated trunk-shape vessel made from sewing thread and #6 100% cotton cord. The resulting textile is flexible but stiff enough to hold its shape. The thread colors are white, grey, and black. It has a closed base.
As these pieces are handmade each will vary slightly from the images in shape and size.