Making the “impossible” possible is creation and creativity at its finest. Creation starts with an idea or vision – but it takes determination, endurance and resilience to bring it into being, to realise what formerly existed only in our mind.
I’ve been a textile crafts addict for thirty-plus years, and although the technicalities of the textile world fortunately :) still bear lots of surprises and challenges for me, it takes a lot to stun my mind into time-out.
Which is exactly what happened a few weeks ago when I came across artwork which I would not have believed possible: “Knitted Glass” by Carol Milne.
What intrigued me just as much as “How can this be possible?” was the context in which Carol sees her Knitted Glass (see Carol’s statement below). I contacted her immediately to ask whether I might feature her work on my blog, and as you see she said yes :)
Here’s Carol’s brief statement about her work:
I see my knitted work as metaphor for social structure. Individual strands are weak and brittle on their own, but deceptively strong when bound together. You can crack or break single threads without the whole structure falling apart. And even when the structure is broken, pieces remain bound together. The connections are what brings strength and integrity to the whole and what keeps it intact.
I found it very difficult to choose only a few photos from Carol’s amazing site, so here three more. The last one is E.D.’s favourite – I wonder why… ;)
Thank you, Carol :)
An inspiring “real world” example for “knitting with glass” – or knitting society by making the “impossible” possible: Blood-lines of action – Butterfly Effects for Change by creatingreciprocity
Image sources: all photos courtesy Carol Milne www.carolmilne.com
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- Blood-lines of action – Butterfly Effects for Change (creatingreciprocity.wordpress.com)