Coloured copper wire, steel wire, beads
21 x 14 x 18 cm approx
In a private collection
I was amazed at the possibilities of crocheting (and knitting) as seen on the Institute of Figuring website – http://crochetcoralreef.org/about/index.php – and while browsing the internet for knitting patterns, I saw some sculptures that had been knitted from wire.
Inspired by these, and the Celtic prayer ‘Deep Peace’, I had an idea for an asymmetric wave-shaped basket-shaped design knittted from coloured wire with glass beads, using two strands of 0.3mm wire at a time, which enabled me to gradually change the colours. The knitted wire ‘fabric’ cannot support itself, so the two layers, the inner and outer ‘bowls’, have a steel wire armature holding them in shape and tension. I am currently working on a sculpture for the third line of the prayer – ‘Deep peace of the quiet earth’ – and will get back to the ‘Deep peace of the flowing air’ once I can purchase some ‘Baby blue’ coloured wire . . .