ONE PATH TO PEACE

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I’m posting this video on Thanksgiving in the pandemic year of 2020. In these strange and difficult times I remain thankful for so many things, but if I could hope for one thing more, it is this: maybe if we each do our little bit to help, peace on many levels is possible.

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Shaping Reality – video of knitted artworks with musical score

Shaping Reality is a fanciful exploration of shapes through images of four knitted artworks, each of which is based on either a sphere or a cube. The simple shapes transform into a series of more complex objects and scenes, suggesting that the foundations of our complicated reality may be simpler than we believe. As the shapes morph into each other in surprising ways, we are also reminded that all things in our world are connected…as in this video all things are ultimately connected by a single strand of dancing, wandering yarn.

Shaping Reality premiered on April 26, 2019 accompanying the world premiere of Jeffrey Rathbun’s Shapes for bassoon and piano. It won Best in Show at the Aggregate Animated Shorts 4 film festival in Oakland, California in November 2020.

 

“Rathbun’s polychordal and ostinato-driven music beautifully matched the artist’s video Shaping Reality, which featured unspooling yarn metamorphosing into stunningly distorted cubes and spheres based on her fantastically precise, poster-sized ‘image knits.'”

—David Kulma, ClevelandClassical.com

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From Image to Knit

Want to know how an Image Knit is made? Here’s my process, from creation of the original design to completion of a finished knitted artwork.


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Freedom: Art as the Messenger artwork video feature

A brief interview about my artwork, filmed right before the Freedom exhibition opened in April–see interviews with other artists here.

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Breaking Barriers: Art as the Messengerpanel discussion at the Cato Institute

On April 17, 2019 I participated in a panel discussion at the Cato Institute about the exhibition Freedom: Art as the Messenger.

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The video is not embedded here, but you can see the recorded livestream of the conversation at https://livestream.com/cato/events/8626241.

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