What’s this?

NeedlesHooksPins the blog had a birthday over the weekend. Unfortunately, it appears I celebrate these milestones like I celebrate my own: remember a few days before, run out of time, do nothing until well after the fact. Hopefully this  ‘celebration’ of sorts will occur during this week. Until then, I’ve been taking a break from theGRID prep to do something completely different;
Artificial colours
So as you may know, I have not hidden the fact I just don’t “get” woolbombing. 
Should I waste my time creating something ultimately at the mercy of all elements (and destined to lose?) 
Should I waste my skills on creating an object that will likely not be fully appreciated, as any basic understanding of what I do is almost guaranteed to not be there?
Should I really waste my wool knitting something for an inanimate object, when there are plenty of people in my immediate vicinity that will go cold this winter? 

I have been noticing through out the week it has moved down (understandable), and up (more mysterious) the pole.  
Well, I put my money where my mouth is and made one. I think I get it now. I am interacting, in ephemeral ways, with my environment. And using these ephemeral ways, other people are interacting with their environment in unusual ways – such as the mysery person who keeps pulling the piece up the parking meter when it is flying at half-mast. This has been up for approximately one week and I think it’s a good test for other ones – assuming there are other ones, of course.



Oh wait, there are. I don’t think I have entirely got it; for example, I saw a dog cock it’s leg against a post yesterday and my blood went cold. Forget drunks, I can’t believe I was worried about disrespectful drunks. Dogs. How did I forget dogs?

Don’t worry, I have a plan.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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2 Responses to What’s this?

  1. Melita says:

    I love the clouds..they are very cute.. but I'm sure you expect nothing less then that from me

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