Hey check out the hat of the month at http://www.stitchtherapybrooklyn.com/hom.php?page=idyll
Knitting is a system of loops, each held in place by the one below. The cumulative effect of knitting is what gives it texture and subtance.
Here, I knit a lace-weight fiber into the bulkiest tape, and knitted that into a heavy fabric. Though it appears to be only endless repetition, the recursion, the infinite plane of this piece is as complicated as any history, map, or identity.
This project was my experiment in making garments that were designed only for the specific individual to whom they were given. I wanted to make pieces that were inspired by and suited to a single person, to their aesthetic and their needs. In an economy driven by material need and aesthetic monotony, I wanted to be the universal grandma, unencumbered by the invisible hand of the market. What happens when the hegemony of the market doesn’t bear on production? How do our strictly personal relationships impact the art that gets made? At least in part, it seemed that the better I knew someone, the more elaborate my designs became. The more I knew of someone’s taste, the more important my choice of fiber was. The more I knew of someone’s personal life, the more I was concerned for their physical warmth! And at the very least, we found out that CUNY Law has a new mascot: the cabled owl.
Go to the gallery to see more pics.
Thanks to Justin Lopez for the photos, and CUNY School of Law for the inspiration and models.
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