Saturday, August 18, 2007

real knitting nature

I've been checking out the work of Janet Morton, a Canadian artist who often uses knitting as her tool. Check out the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art for pages of photos of her vast body of work. I especially love the Newsflash Blanket and the Domestic Interiors (household furniture all cozied up!).

I also just love the aesthetic of this:

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Images can be found on the CCCA website.

The installation was made for the Toronto Zoo and on display in the summer of 2004. It used found lace pieces to cover a set of 13 locust trees. So impressive and pretty. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a personal website for her work, but you can read an extensive bio here.