A New Personal Project
I’m happy to introduce a new personal project titled Knitted Together. My work overall celebrates the human experience. Empathy is always a key component, which is sometimes achieved by including the viewer as a part of the installation.
Knitted Together is a collection of portraits of people darning red garments from wool. Each portrait is printed on canvas and framed. In each, the red yarn leaves the frame and leads back to one shared central ball of yarn.
In each portrait, the red garment is at a different stage of progress. One wraps a person’s neck. One is held in front and trails down the subject’s leg. Each grants insight to an aspect of the subject’s life, including birthing, caregiving, sexuality, or outlook: sometimes guarded, or sometimes on display.
This body of work will grow, with new portraits being added. It is about individuals, humanity, and connections. We are distinct, but we exist together.
Knitted Together will begin as an installation in my studio window in February. It will grow to include many portraits. Here is a cell phone photo of the project’s beginning, set up in the studio with the first two framed canvases.