Hello all. Well I've finally finished one of my large scale projects....... at first glance you may think this looks like a painting - but no, this is some of my crochet artwork.
I've been working on it for some time, I even had to make a hidden frame to display it on (which was a bit of an effort and led to a few strops - woodwork is not my forté!). I struggled to get the true colours to show on these pictures, the green, orange, yellow and pink are a lot more neon than is showing - but I'm sure you get the gist of it. It now hangs proudly above our dining table....just gotta try not to splash food on it!
'So why bother making this?', you may be asking yourself. Well, I plan on making at least two more pieces like this and then showing them in some art galleries. They measure roughly 50 x 50 inches, so it's gonna take me some time to get the others made.
You may also be wondering, 'how did you make these?'. It wasn't just done freestyle, this was meticulously planned - well, maybe not meticulously, but planned either way. I've always been a bit obsessed with geometric shapes, and in the past have done various graphic drawings in a similar style. I wanted to replicate this style in crochet. First I did a drawing using angles that I knew I could create with crochet, and then broke it down into a grid so that I could crochet the pieces to be the right sizes. Here's the drawing from my sketchbook just in case that's not clear.
Of course there could be a debate as to why I call this art, when essentially it is a patchwork blanket. Is it because I say it is? Is it simply because I've displayed it? Is it because I have an art degree which gave me an education in being able to talk pretentious rubbish? At the end of the day who cares, I like it and I hope you do too.
Peace out for now!!!!