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« on: April 14, 2009 07:18:39 AM »

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.








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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009 03:09:46 PM »

What a cool idea!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009 11:02:47 AM »

What a beautiful statement!  Nicely done.
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