These astonishing manmade rainbows look similar to the refractions created when light passes through a prism. Surprisingly, each site specific art installation is created using textiles. They consist of a multitude of colored threads strung meticulously between wooden anchor points. This carefully crafted art is the work of Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe who has shown the series globally in places like in London, New York, Paris, Brussels, Austin, Baton Rouge and Montreal.
Not only are these installations stunning visuals, they also contribute to a more analytical conversation comparing fashion and architecture; gender-roles in the textile industry; Mexico’s lively color scheme inserted into the west’s monochromatic one; as well as the underlying structures within the natural and manmade worlds.