WEAVE! AN EXPLORATION OF MATERIALS
SAT 07.13 @ 1-3PM
WED 07.17 @ 2-5PM
FRI 07.20 @ 1-3PM
a number of years ago I worked in a nursing home and something happened that dramatically influenced my art – the women there taught me how to knit! once having learned the basics, I began to explore the medium; knitting with cord, string, rope, and even wire. I created a huge pair of knitting needles (four feet long) and began translating the knitting patterns that I had been taught into large sculptures. I spent a month knitting a pair of cable-stitch mittens large enough to sleep in, which I did.
my question has been: where do craft and art overlap?
In this current installation I use a technique that is something between knitting and crocheting. Instead of knitting needles or a crochet hook, I weave with my fingers. I have chosen array of materials, mostly stuff one would find in a hardware store. my goal is to transform these inert materials into sculpture, to perhaps transcend the everyday! I hope you enjoy this show!
what material will be next?