By a Thread
Materials: wood, thread
Cotton thread is wound onto a wooden cane, one spool at a time. The thread is methodically wound tightly together to give the strength and finish of a fine material. Each cane is completely random due to the making process of choosing each new colour one at a time. The process takes approximately fifteen hours in total. Each stick is signed and dated by Dominic Wilcox.
“I have always enjoyed the concept of giving an object a second skin. The process of wrapping using a string, rope or thread in order to create a 3 dimensional shape was in my mind for a couple of month. I chose a cane partly because it is an object much overlooked by designers, perhaps it is seen as unfashionable or has negative connotations by some. I wanted to change that in this cane and make something that was confident and not embarrassed by its own existence. I like the simple shape and curve of the bent wood which I think is highlighted by the thread. I do find that a great deal of my work requires some sort of obsessional behaviour. The process of wrapping the cane takes concentration and patience and I found it cleared my mind of all the stresses of everyday thoughts, which is a very good thing!” Dominic Wilcox