A Sun of Thread

Eric Rieger aka HOT TEA some time ago completed this massive installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, USA. Titled Letting Go, the piece uses 84 miles of colored string that forms the artist’s interpretation of the sun.

In a statement about the work Rieger says:

At least once in our lives we have all had to let go of something we truly love. Whether it be a pet, personal object or in some cases, loved ones. This piece is my interpretation of the sun. The sun brings life and also represents happiness, warmth and energy. When letting go of something or someone we truly love, sometimes it is okay to celebrate their lives along with mourning. This piece represents the warmth and love I have received from those I have had to let go of.

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Do check out the timelapse of the installation.

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