Cindy Hsu Zell is a multidisciplinary sculpture artist based in Los Angeles. Her latest collection of work features material-driven sculptures that explore gravity’s influence on form. Individual pieces serve as studies on curves, drape, weight, and movement, reinterpreting traditional techniques in rope-making.
What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?
"I would like people to feel a sense of calm when looking at my pieces, then discover the small details throughout upon closer inspection. A lot of my fiber work is interactive and includes a brush so that they can be touched - It's like a zen garden for your walls."
"I make large-scale wall sculptures out of wood, fiber, and metals. My work is material-driven and labor-intensive in process yet minimal in aesthetic. This tension, along with the exploration of gravity’s influence on material as a foundation and guide, is what drives my art practice."
How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?
"I hand dye and spin my rope out of hundreds of thousands of feet of sustainably-sourced thread. I love the process of turning a spool of thread into rope and working with these materials, adding that touch of hand to every detail, is always the most fun aspect!"