Strand IV is a threaded work on paper sculpture by the artist Demi Overton, a Fine Art graduate from Newcastle University. Overton creates sculptural works on paper which explore the act of drawing and mark-making in their most fundamental form. Through a labour-intensive and repetitive pinpricking action using a single needle, she pushes and tests the materiality and delicacy of the surface. This technique can be seen in Ledge II - one of three other works by the artist in the auction.
Overton's abstract works incorporate geometric shapes and imagery allowing the artist to play with the technique and emphasise the shadows and lines in a more visceral and intuitive way than her aerial landscape artworks, an example of which can be seen in Grand Canyon, USA.