Thursday, September 12, 2013
fiber arts: the milkweed project
I never looked to find the finished product. Several years ago, I relentlessly worked at a one-hundred-and-forty-six foot crocheted--oh, what could I call it? Leash? Tether? Strap? It's just a long thing, and I took some photos (which you can see here) and sent it off one state over. I meant it to be a kind of anchor and in images such as this and this, I think you can see it, doing its work of holding up other pieces.
I share this now not because I'm at a lack of things to share here--if I had more time, I'd post every day--but because sometimes my act of writing poetry quiets, hibernates, and this is the kind of thing I do instead. Mostly, it's into practical things like blankets and dishcloths and little knit kicking bags, but I have a strong interest in how the domestic can be translated into the installation.
Here, we have such a strong combination of my own interests: domestic art, the museum installation, and the natural world.
Some of the individual pieces are just remarkable. You can see posts featuring some of them on the project's website.