Confluent Threads is the physical manifestation of the goals, aspirations, and history of Alexandria, VA. The community, one of the most diverse in the area, is proud of the melting pot it has created. The colorful lines represent individual members of a community. All members are unique, colorful, and distinct. As the threads continue from the east to the west, the threads intermix, tangle, and explode in a cacophony of color, similar to the cultural exchange that makes Alexandria stand out.
Medium: Painted Aluminum Composite Panels
Location: Alexandria, VA
Size: 104′ x 10′ x 2″
The project’s form is derived from the knitting or weaving of threads. The idea of a “thread” holds many connotations. The thread of familial heritage, the interconnectedness of people, or the weaving of generations mixing together are all themes that can be applied to the formal language of the project. The spectrum of color compliments the chaotic formation of lines and enhances the feeling of linear transformation.