Well, it happens. One of my favourite knitting-based artists is Janet Morton and there are a large chunk of others. Anyway, I decided to try my hand at doing some knitting for a drawing project, and this is what I came up with:
Balloons! Unfortunately, I don't have a shot of them installed (I hung them from the ceiling and curled some extra wool at the bottom to look like ribbons). I designed some lace patterns, and those are what I used to cover them. The idea is that the lace determines the form of the balloon on the inside, rather than the other way around. And of course, when the balloons deflate, the knitting (thanks to sugar water!) stays in the same shape. Creepy?
Of course, taking a look inside the balloon is pretty interesting, too.
I set them up with a series of drawings mounted on the walls. Here's a progress shot of one of the drawings.
The planning phase.
Tell me what you think!