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This work appropriates the term which usually refers to the resolution of a play, film or narrative, when all of the strands of the story are unravelled and explained. It’s literal meaning, however, is ‘to untie’.

Considering this true translation, the work is hand-woven from silk, and covered in a sea of over 4,500 hand-tied paper knots. It challenges the notion of perfection by using something imperfect, a knot, to create something beautiful; to see imperfection as perfection.


paper, shifu, conceptual, artwork, imperfection, textile artwork, textiles


Textiles, Paper, Conceptual


Textiles, Paper
Photographer: John Hesford
View of 'Dénouement'
Dénouement 2
Photographer: John Hesford
Detail of 'Dénouement'

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Materials Textiles

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