Catherine Latson

“I’m inspired by sea anemones and the motion of a water-bound world, I explore forms that blur the lines between animal and plant, realism and fantasy, sculpture and specimen”

Latson’s work embodies curiosity, patience and close observation. Her  works are inspired by sea anemones and the motion of a water-bound world, exploring forms that blur the lines between animal and plant, realism and fantasy, sculpture and specimen.

Radial symmetry and tentacle structures are common denominators in the mysterious variety of forms in Latson’s  work. Each wall sculpture describes a mysterious, hybridized and imagined organism in arrested motion.

 

While the materials Latson uses are simple (cotton and wire), construction is complex, entailing thousands of pieces and countless hours of whipping and knotting. Latson hand-dyes embroidery floss in variations of a single dominant color and wraps the thread tightly and skillfully around her armature. Each piece aims to reimagine the mystery and complexity of a living organism.