Janice Caswell

Small Towns, Janice Caswell

Caswell’s elaborate designs using plastic-topped pins, which she calls Small Towns, have an appeal similar to that of wire sculpture; modest linear means in extravagant shapes that sometimes evoke objects, sometimes not. The lines curve and swirl, often intersecting, like so many ants following their capricious leaders, and casting shadows that make them look much more substantial than they really are.