Sweater #260

We took a trek into Manhattan via the ferry that goes from IKEA to the lower east side. While waiting for the ferry to arrive, I was immediately attracted to these large sculptural forms of knotted sailing rope.  It reminded me of the large balls of yarn from which I knit the tiny sweaters, and I couldn’t resist placing a sweater within the larger ball of rope.  An artist who I admire greatly, Orly Genger, has done several installations referencing knitted constructions and this seafaring material.  While this form pales in comparison, it seemed like the perfect overwhelming form for such a tiny object. And, ironically, it happened to be adjacent to the the home furniture provider to the mobile urban dweller living in tight spaces.

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