Thursday, 4 October 2007
releasing, letting go
pouring down, pouring out, emptying out, depleting
reaching, reaching out, reaching beyond
heavy passivity, stasis
trailing, curling, coiling, looping, uncurling
drawing in, drawing out
knotting, tieing, untieing
hanging loose, hanging in there
That’s just for the arms. The colour red speaks something different: blood, rage, energy, power, fire, passion, flesh, heat, heart, love, wound, confidence. The arms maybe about the fear of all that, all that teeming life within without, the beauty of it, the terror of it, its constant flux, and at the same time the desire for just that.
Crocheting speaks neatness, industriousness, woman’s work, as does the shape of the dress. The long coiling arms underline and unspeak and speak anew adifferent alive.
crocheted from red cotton
dress 87 cm long, 50 cm wide
arms >350 cm long