Big Knitting: Landscape Section 4 uses the traditional, practical and applied nature of knitting to create work where process becomes an integral component. The project explores perception of scale, growing and expanding the object. Fibre and knit show the ordinary made extraordinary with massive scale (doubly emphasized within the tiny exhibition space).
The completed installation creates an abstracted landscape, an imagined or ideal space. Giant walnut knitting needles were hand turned and lathed to create the textile. The Big Knitting materials include dip dyed canvas, wire clothesline and reclaimed fabric strips. These elements of craft, the materials and their execution, deftly extend the medium.
Big Knitting: Landscape Section 4, MADE, Toronto, 2008
Photo credit: Katherine Morley