found knitwear (stitch-hacked and deconstructed), yarn, pins, foamex
The brief required me to submit a 2D work of 420 x 297mm (A3 size). This was a challenge, given that I usually work with garments; however, the challenge was welcome as it provoked me to work in a different way. As I explained in the description I wrote for the exhibition:
The piece uses my stitch-hacking technique, which I use to ladder and re-form stitches in found items of knitwear.
By hacking in information about the garment's manufacture, painstakingly unpicking the seams and celebrating the destructive action of unravelling, I hope to conceptually open up the garment and place it in limbo, somewhere between construction and deconstruction.