Travelling and making things

I don’t have enough space anywhere to make any serious artworks, but I’ve been busy taking notes.

Also, I have been making things while travelling. Mostly crochet and thumbnail sketches. It is cold-ish in San Francisco, so I made a hat.

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And repairs! My partner’s jumper developed a tear, which was easily fixed. And my bag handle snapped in Honolulu, but luckily I had a tiny roll of tape:

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Which was exactly the Cobb n’ Co solution I needed to get me to my destination. So far, so good. Travelling while making things is fun!

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 Travelling and making things

  1. How very lucky you have your crafting skills to make repairs along the way. It is good sometimes not to have everything you need as it really pulls out your creative flare.

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