24"X19" , 2007
Knitted in stockinette stitch with crocheted frame.
If you are going to Japan - it's a pretty place to visit...
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
I consider this piece as 'stages on the path' , because it has planes going up and because here too (like in 'Baba standing') I got that feeling of being stuck in a certain area without being able to move out of it. Here it was the top of the water, where the white is, and when you look at it you can see clearly that it is not a big area, still that feeling was there: knitting and knitting and no movement forward, knitting, knitting, and no visible change.
Bill Le Page in one of his talks said that the changes occur in small miniscule increments, but they do occur.
This page is about Japanese influence. Many artists have been inspired by Japanese art through the years.
In knitting one of the influences is taking a tie-dye technique called Shibori, and implementing it into a knitting technique.
Vicky Square in 'Knit Kimono' translated it to a white and dark blue design (the traditional shibori colors), with changing pattern (some of it looks like '#').
In 'Nicky Epstein's 'Signature Scarves', she does it as nuts tied into the scarf to make a lamp after felting.
My rendering of it is on the right, as diamond shaped 4 dots.
Trees and Lake, Shibori style
Mounted on foam board
Knitted in St.st with crocheted border
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