I spent all of October and November on this commissioned art tapestry, and I finally sent it out today! (!!!) It’s the first time I worked on something so big and, more importantly, FINISHED IT. Boy, oh boy. The emoticon for my mood right now would be a monkey diving into a pile of bananas.
Earlier, I wrote a post about the how and why of this project. For now, suffice it to show you the end result:
Interconnected, 100 x 100 cm (40 x 40 inches)
Crocheted in mercerised cotton
The idea for this came from my friend Hannah Sternberg, who wrote the book ‘Bulfinch’, about a monk and a knight lost in the present time. For the accompanying art show she’s organizing, she asked me to come up with an artwork inspired by the book.
After a lot of research, I settled on making a monochrome, medieval-inspired tapestry with motifs that might have existed back then. And I called it ‘Interconnected’ because…well, let’s be annoying and artisty here, and say ‘because that’s what it was supposed to be called’. There are also more rational reasons, but I won’t bore you with them.
You can see Interconnected live from January till the end of February at:
CHAW (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop)
545 7th St SE,
Washington, DC 20003
…and now, I’m going to eat a banana. (YAY!!)