Originally scheduled for 2020, my first large scale crocheted sculpture, titled Recursive, is now on display as part of Art in the Woods, a series of art installations displayed throughout the American Players Theatre grounds. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 24 at 5pm and the art will be available to view until October 9th, 2022.
Recursive was created by crocheting over a mile and a half of manila rope with a 30mm size hook. Each arm is supported by a 10ft piece of steel rebar that is capped with a piece of wood.
The finished work is roughly 6.5 ft X 13 ft X 13ft.
I have used crochet extensively to create forms reminiscent of existing organisms. Much of my art comes from and exists because of nature. However, while I have included the creational aspects of nature in my art, I hadn't yet let the results thrive beyond artificial human-controlled arenas. With Recursive, a large-scale crocheted 'organism' made in the spirit of natural and biological systems, I had the opportunity to create nature-derived art that dwells in the environment that inspired it.
This coming Sunday, November 28, is Artists Sunday. It is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop with artists and give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season.
I will have work available at both Rountree Gallery and Driftless Market in Platteville, Wisconsin.
A Facebook event with additional info can be found here.
If you missed the premier from earlier, it's now viewable here, no registration needed.
I had a wonderful conversation with Jennifer Lillis about some of the work available in
my artist's studio at MPAartfest.