Lately, my brain seems to think of nothing but knitting! Everything I see, makes me thing either “can I knit that?” or “can I knit with it”. Everything from a sweater someone is wearing on the Tube to random objects like chess pieces, animals, kitchen utensils, etc. spark my imagination for design possibilities and every thing that even slightly resembles a fibre makes me start thinking about the logistics of knitting with it.
Happily, I’m not the only one. Joan Dulla makes beautiful sculptures out of knitted wire.
|Artwork by Joan Dulla. Image sourced from http://www.joandulla.com.|
Sarah Illenberger knits body organs using mohair to create a lovely translucent objects communicative of the delicate nature of the organs themselves.
|Artwork by Sarah Illenberger. Image sourced from http://www.whokilledbambi.co.uk.|
I’ve been thinking with my art historian cap on and my brain in knit world. Can I knit art works?
I immediately thought of Piet Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent’s dress based on his paintings.
|Image sourced from the V&A website.|
There is also this article from a newspaper that I found on Google. (Google does newspaper articles!?)
Can I knit a sweater based on it in an intarsia design?
The possibilities are endless. Can I knit Jan van Eyck pieces? a Duchamp-ian toilet? a soup can?