Lincoln Road Serape is a summer 2012 woven street installation by Harlem studio-based artist Katherine Daniels for the City of New York’s DOT Urban Art Program. Daniels uses plastic ribbon to weave designs in the city’s chain link fencing. Her work can also be seen at Bronx’s Joyce Kilmer Park where she is the 2012 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. Daniels’ woven railings “Ornamental Paths” installation for the park is inspired by the Art Deco residential buildings that line the Park’s Grand Concourse. Her weavings will be on view through June 2013, and the artist at work can be seen in a photo blog at Flow.12.
For readers new to Daniels’ work, her 2007 “Draped Nape Garden” – acid green corduroy lined with pink satin, draped with faux pearls and pinned to the gallery wall with steel pin pearl blossoms – is a scrumptious cross between a medieval “mille fleurs” tapestry and a 1940s Surrealist fashion confection by Schiaparelli.
Daniels trained as a painter (B.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and M.F.A. in Painting from Johnson State College). She describes “Draped Nape Garden” as one of her woven and patterned sculptures constructed from everyday objects and materials to create elaborate ornamental forms. DJ