Fiber artist Jacqueline Surdell finds her muse in rope and tech


In the first installment of The Elektric’s new video series, I caught up with Los Angeles-based artist, Jacqueline Surdell. Surdell’s work explores innovative macramé-knotting techniques as a type of connective drawing device, incorporating industrial materials such as rope and steel into her ethereal hangings. In contrast to artists’ traditional aversions to technology, Surdell has utilized the tech world to her advantage in many of her projects. From her macramé masks (fondly called “Boondoggles”) which have taken social media by storm to her recent installation in Google’s offices, Surdell is experimental in her work as a fiber artist and as a member of Generation Y.

Watch the full interview here: