Philadelphia artist Ed Bing Lee has been perfecting his knotting artistry for over 25 years. Using a basic macramé knot known as the half-hitch, Lee creates miniature topographic-like landscapes that are intricately detailed in color, texture, and pattern. Working with colored thread and thousands upon thousands of knots (it is estimated that there are 500 half-hitch knots per square inch), Lee has transformed a simple material and a common technique into a unique form of contemporary fiber art. A master of the medium, Lee's intimate landscape abstractions feature dense undulating surfaces that reference various natural phenomena such as landmasses, rock formations, minerals, reefs, and vegetation.
Earthcrust: Malenco, 2003
knotted threads, 3 ½"h x 3 ½w" x ½"d