Emi Nakamura



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'Multiplication in Blue'



Materials: Wool yarn 
Techniques: Afghan knitting, chemical dye  
Size: D7 x W155 x H160cm
Date Made: 1993
I am fascinated by the power of growth, such as one can observe in moulds. Although it is impossible to witness the earliest stages of formation with the naked eye, within hours the mould will develop interesting shapes. This work tries to capture that hidden power of the energy of growth.

I discovered this theme through making knitted test samples using afghan needles. Following this I made many similar bits that I later dyed and combined together. By totally concentrating from the beginning to the end I was able, in a sense, to transfer all my own energy and power into the work.