i've been in love with the work of artist do ho suh for forever. when i moved into my first apartment in lynchburg, va in 2007, i spent the first 3 months sewing 5" thick walls with real crown molding, chair rails, toe kicks, jamb details and picture frames in homage to do ho suh's sewn apartments.
so it was an incredible experience to be able to see his work in person for the first time at the lehmann maupin gallery in chelsea a few weeks ago. the architect inside me geeked out at the detail of his constructions and i was in complete awe of the hand sewing that went into his work. he has built entire houses, even the tiniest tiny details- like the lettering on the electric shock labels that come on the cords of lamps- out of fabric and thread. its an impressive feat of craftsmanship.