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)
Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1980)
Dutch post impressionist painter who lived his life with a passionate and uncompromising commitment to art. He was enchanted with light, and used patches of thickly laid on colour in striking contrasts – brilliant yellow, orange, emerald, ultramarine, violet – to create it in his paintings. He sought to create ‘a harmony of living colour similar to the harmony of a musical composition’.
This long sleeved sweater in van Gogh’s preferred colours, royal blue and golds, features a knitted interpretation of his 1888 painting Bouquet of sunflowers on the front, with the artist’s name and a few pertinent quotes on the back.
Other Artist Tributes sweaters available: