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16 July 2019

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It's okay to make a mess. You're an artist

Ruth Asawa

Hi there,

Last month I had the pleasire of visiting Glenstone, an unusual contemporary art museum. The buildings themselves are stark and modern with huge glass panels that remove the distinction between indoors and out. Multiple galleries showcase a stunning collection of works that represent significant transitional shifts in modern art. There are those with whom I was familiar, like Alex Calder, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol, but I am not well-versed in modern art, so most were new to me. I was particularly drawn to these lovely objects by Ruth Asawa in the photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post.

Loops of wire interconnected into a metal fabric familiar to any knitter. Quite compelling! When I looked into Asawa's biography, I learned that she created these works not with giant needles or industrial equipment but by hand with pliers while wearing heavy gloves. The pieces' delicate beauty belied the tremendous effort behind their creation. However they were created, this is knitting, and there is no doubt that it is art. So what makes some knitting art, continue reading

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