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After amassing a huge collection of thread, Lenz took the time to unravel each one. Over a period of weeks, this large entanglement reminded Lenz of all the thoughts that run through the human mind at any given moment.
The work is an imaginative visualization and interpretation of human thought. The labyrinth created by the threads is messy and chaotic yet organized all at once. This could symbolize the way thoughts and memories work together harmoniously but at times can become jumbled and overlapped. The arrangement evokes a web of firing neurons.
Threads: Gathering My Thoughts has been on display in many other museums but each time Lenz uniquely configures the installation to the particular space. Stepping into this installation is like stepping into the interworking of the human mind. Lenz transforms the space and creates an original piece full of texture and meaning. The use of a common material to represent something so complex and limitless is both clever and captivating. Threads: Gathering My Thoughts is an immersive, must-see installation.