From the artist’s website:
To knit: To form (a close texture) by the interlooping of successive series of loops of yarn or thread; to become closely united; to grow together. To conjoin as by knotting or binding together; to bind, join, or connect firmly; to unite or combine intimately – OED 1989
Knitting shapes have long been defined by the human form. By moving the context of knitting from clothing geometry to sculpture, knitting becomes a medium with a link to a rich and complex fiber tradition that has the power of history behind it. To be able to turn a single strand of yarn into fiber building blocks with form and function, texture and color is also energizingly low tech.
After many years of working in wearable art, my work now merges unconventional materials with traditional craft using these familiar ancient forms as an expressive platform. Working in what has long been considered a woman’s medium, I aim to an artistic aesthetic informed by craft, art and politics. Aspiring to dissolve those boundaries, I knit to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.
Save the date to hear more from this fascinating artist on two special days:
Thursday April 14th , 6:00 pm – Free Artist Talk (RSVPs will open on March 16th)
Sunday April 17th, 10:00 am Knitting With Wire Master Class (onsale now, call 212-243-9070 to book your spot.)