Knitting My Anxieties
But what if knitting my fears doesn't solve my problems? What if, when I seek enlightenment, I end up afraid to knit? It seems plausible that the process of knitting could become too entangled with my overwhelming fears.
And knitting sculptures also seems to conflict with itself. There is the physical conflict between an even gauge, fine craftsmanship, and a more literal display of the chaos, as uneven and unnerving as I feel. And does this feminine (at least in modern Western society) craft take on a different context than I intend? Does it resolve my issues with my femininity, or does it simply confound my confusion? Is that aspect present in my work? Do I want it to be?
All I know is that as an artist, I hope my anxieties help me produce good work. As a person, I wish they'd just go away.
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