Monday, April 27, 2015
A lot of knots -- update
I wrote a few months ago about a new technique that I came up with during a boring business meeting and how I fell in love with it. Time for an update, because I have become really excited about it and have made a bunch of little sculptures. Basically it's just tying overhand knots, one after the next, letting them pile up on one another and start to form remarkably solid bunches. Because the thread is so light and the knots are so firm, it's possible to make vertical "branches" that stand up straight or extend out horizontally.
At first my pieces were quite small and I mounted them in frames.
It's surprising how long it can take to make a little sculpture only a few inches tall, but I go into a Zen state and barely notice the time passing. I'm a happy artist.