Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Here's someone who's trying to add a layer of meaning to the art of crochet: Nathan Vincent. According to his artist statement, "My work explores gender permissions and the challenges that arise from straying from the prescribed norms. It questions the qualities of gender by considering what constitutes masculine and feminine. It critiques stereotypical gender mediums by creating "masculine objects" using "feminine processes" such as crochet, sewing, and applique." He clearly is quite accomplished at crochet; I admire the time and thought that has gone into these objects. You'll find a bit more info about him here, including a list of uncoming shows. Nothing on the west coast yet, but he is making it to the Ohio Crafts Museum in October.