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.
Working in what has long been considered a traditional woman's medium, I aim to an artistic aesthetic informed by traditional craft, art and politics. My work aspires to dissolve the boundaries between craft and art, mindful of the historical context of the medium.
I knit to rejoin the frayed and unraveled places around me.
HGA Award for Fated Glory at Convergence, Albuquerque, NM, 2010 Wendy Weiss, Juror
Juror's Award for Sea Change, Materials Hard & Soft, Denton Arts, TX 2010 Jo Lauria, Juror
Exhibit Lion Brand Yarn Studio, Feb 1st - April 30th, NYC 2011
Curator: Primary Structures at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, May 17- August 17, 2011
Profiled in Knitting Art:150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists, by Karen Searle, Voyageur Press, October 2008