LIMITED EDITION SWEATERS: ARTIST TRIBUTES
hand loomed and hand finished in pure wool
These sweaters were designed for the Deeply Superficial exhibition (2015), which explored the creation of images which appear 3 dimensional but are on a flat surface – in this case a knitted garment. (Deeply Superficial is an expression Andy Warhol used to describe himself; it seemed appropriate.)
The sweaters are tributes to some of my favourite artists. When viewed through chroma depth glasses the colours appear to float out in front of the garment at various distances. (A free pair of chroma depth glasses comes with every sweater)
Salvador Dali (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989)
Spanish surrealist painter, whose striking and bizarre images were matched by his flamboyant eccentric manner. He worked in a variety of media including sculpture, photography and film.
My favourite painting of Dali’s is his amazing Ear of an Angel. From a distance you see the image of an ear, as the title suggests; as you approach it, the image transforms into the Madonna and child; up close, all you can see is a perforated metal grid, with fine lines of pink and blue connecting the holes. He was a (self proclaimed) genius.
This long sleeved sweater features a knitted interpretation of Dali’s Couple with their heads full of clouds on the front, with the artist’s name and a few pertinent quotes on the back.
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