“Please feel free to touch the artwork”
In the work Knitted Journal, I explore overlooked experiences.
Viewers are asked to not hesitate in touching the artwork, in fact, everyone is encouraged to participate.
Participants are asked to be mindful as they knit and journal their thoughts in the log book.
Selected Log Book Entries:
"I wish people only would knit, never hurt, never kill in wars and always know what they are part of!"
Pino, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, N.S.W, Australia.
"I prefer to crochet"
Phillys. Elizabeth Farm, Rosehill, N.S.W, Australia
"Thanks! Let's hope that in the near future we can all knit on aircraft again...such a crazy world!"
Julie. Elizabeth Farm, Rosehill, N.S.W, Australia.
"I'd love to knit some socks"
Carolyn, Flight Attendant. Midflight (using blunt bamboo needles) Mel-Syd, Australia.
"I can knit! I feel joy...but my arm is sore after only 10 stitches, otherwise I would knit all day!"
Nathan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"I learned to knit as a child some 60 years ago, I might take it up again."
Fred, Pilgrim. Highlands Village, London, England.
"I'm thinking "nothing"...but it was hard work"
Dinko, Artist's Father. Melbourne, Australia
"Just had to join in"
Fay. Elizabeth Farm, Rosehill, N.S.W, Australia.
"My tension is too tight...maybe because I am uptight"
Anne. Elizabeth Farm, Rosehill, N.S.W, Australia.
"A house with such a past; and a knitter who has forgotten to knit... But one stitch of history has gone into this creation in the hope that time will make this project huge"
Katarina, Community Development Worker. Fawkner, Victoria, Australia.