21 June 2014

more arty stuff

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!!!!

8 comments:

  1. it's unique indeed and I'm impressed at how you managed to keep the lines true when stretching it across the frame:
    an art in itself :-)
    the artists Gilbert & George said 'art is whatever you want it to be'!

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  2. Love love love it! I just discovered you and am indeed truly inspired!!!!

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  3. Wow, wow, wow! So much brilliant & unique stuff! I've just shared one of your pics on my Dada Neon Crochet page in facebook. Seems you don't have a page in fb yet? Go for it, the world needs to see your creations! Planning to publish a crocheting related For-the-emancipation-of-men-article soon & you have to be in it! Respect: Dada Neon

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  4. Absolutely right on Matthew!! I love this wonderful unique, colourful and inspiring piece of crochet artwork you have created - it's a masterpiece :-)
    Would you mind if I pin this to my crochet board?
    Amanda

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  5. Stupendous. I hope it makes you happy every time you look at it. Which will be a lot, if it's over the dining room table....:-)

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  6. This is amazing! So original and very well made. I may have to attempt this one day!

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  7. This is stunning! I've not seen anything else like it - awesome! :)

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