The Growing Square
2016—present

Materials + Technique

Silks, Cottons, Linens
Hand-stitched fabric construction

‘The Growing Square’, is a growing sculpture consisting of thousands of cubic formations. Starting from one 8x8cm square in the center, small squares are hand-stitched one by one to the structure to create a piece that grows from the inside out.

Made from a variety of woven fabrics, the white and translucent subtle hues enhance the work’s complexity, whilst creating a delicate and sensitive surface of light, shadow and reflection.

The Growing Square is part of a series of
mathematically-inspired works handmade by Deepa Panchamia. The underlying concept is to create a continuous, never-ending artwork that will be displayed at different stages of its’ existence. First displayed in 2016 in Stockholm, this is the beginning of a lifelong project. The intention is to constantly add to the structure and document how it evolves over time.