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.
Memory XIV, the newest work from the Memory series, is finished and is 24in X 18in unframed.
This piece was created by spraying acrylic paint through found vintage and antique crochet doilies and over solid circular doilies I crocheted myself and repurposed from a graduate school project. After applying the paint, I then stitched through and crocheted on top of the paper with found fiber.
Black Blue Brown I and Black Blue Brown II from Odds & Ends will be on display at The Art Garage in downtown Green Bay, WI as part of the First Annual: A Year in Review-2021 show, which opens Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 and runs through Saturday, January 29, 2022. The exhibition will feature work inspired by or created in the year 2021. An artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.