I wanted to share an interactive instillation piece that I did for a sculpture class this past fall - knitting circle meets woman parts! The womb-like knitting basket intends to provide a nurturing forum to bring women together and discuss social and political activism.
for a better sense of what I'm going for, here's part of my artist's statement for the piece:
The craft of knitting and yarn-work has been an integral part of women's interaction for centuries. In times when women had no voice in social and political matters, knitting circles have served as a traditional space for storytelling, discussion, exchange, and protest. The purpose of this piece is to inspire a community of people to work together and create in a collaborative manner. Women can rise up and embrace their crafty skills, using them to be proactive about societal change.