Life Patterns is a community-inspired visual art exhibit that asks the question,
"Why do we knit and crochet?"

Friday, January 17, 2020 - Sunday, January 19, 2020
Vogue Knitting LIVE!
New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036)

As a fiber artist, I use knitting and crochet for the sake of art; however, there are many other motivations to participate in the act (craft, business, pleasure, religious application, sentimental affiliation, etc). Life Patterns is an exhibition that explores these motivations and celebrates the stories of the people behind them.
In March 2019, I began interviewing 47 members of the fiber community to discover how and why they participate in the craft. Crocheters and knitters of all ages and skill levels were encouraged to participate. During the interview, the participants were asked to show me a particular pattern or stitch of their choosing. The patterns were used as inspiration for a series of geometric abstractions using acrylic paint. All of the patterns learned and paintings were displayed in a quilt-like display at AlterWork Studios in November 2019. A portion of the exhibit will be on display at Vogue Knitting LIVE! in January 2020.

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