"We both Knit"
This was part of a collaborative project with Angel Homer, who was knitting a "stream" as part of a site specific work.
I was asking visitors if and why they knit, intending to collect their stores to make into a bookwork
When I re-examined the stories afterwards, I found them unexpectedly touching and quite poignant. I connected with the story of the grandmother with Alzheimer’s, whose knitting was unpicked every night, for her to knit again the next day. and the cheerful comments from the elderly couple -“You’re not knitting again are you?”
I decided to give the books more form and put the words on the outside. By doing this, they became more sculptural, and changed form, resembling the way a ball of wool changes form when it is knitted into a garment.