Cindy Hsu Zell | About
Large-scale fiber art made with hand-spun and dyed rope in Los Angeles, CA
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My name is Cindy Hsu Zell and I am based in Los Angeles, CA. I grew up in San Gabriel near the mountains and studied sculpture and animation at USC. My approach to art stems from this love of nature and movement as well as a deep curiosity about form, texture, and minimalism.


I create large-scale wall sculptures out of sustainably-sourced natural fibers, wood, and metal. My work is material-driven and explores the influence of gravity on composition. Individual pieces serve as studies on gesture, curves, drape, and weight.


I developed my technique for spinning and dyeing rope in 2014 – It’s a process that begins with stringing thread hundreds of times for every length of finished rope. I encourage those who see my pieces in person to also experience them through touch. From beginning to end, the pieces are innately interactive starting with the meditative process of construction to someone brushing them in their own home. Making this tactile connection through my work is why I enjoy what I do so much.