Minami Ishibashi



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'Heki II'



Materials: Wool, Silk and Mohair yarns
Techniques: Hand Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery
Size: 2m x 2m
Date Made: 1997

I applied 'French Nuts Stitch' to a small piece of knitting, no bigger than my hand. I was trying to create surface variations and make the texture stiffer and harder. I made more pieces like this and joined these fragments together by layering their edges and stitching across them. All this stitching resulted in a hard and uneven surface with a relief texture that somewhat reminds me of the 'Dot' paintings of Seurat. I used a red colour that makes me think of mother earth.