Soft sculpture knitted art rocks

Categories: Studio Practice, Place Related

Media: Rounded flint stones with holes, jumpers, socks, coiled wire.

2021

This work is a development from earlier experiments in 2017 assembling this type of beach stone into variable compositions, set on a base of playground rubber matting to protect surfaces from the impact and clatter of the stones as they are moved around.

Working inside the cottage at Ever Garden, I evolved the work to explore a contrast of the hardness and coolness of the rocks that can be still felt through a layer or in some cases many layers of the soft knitted coverings.

Located on a dresser in the same room as Bored, Ironing, the work expands to also make associations with the routines of washing, mending and ironing the clothing of the occupants within the home.

As and when Lockdown is lifted, with any onging Covid precautions in place, visitors will be allowed to handle the work.

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