Knit Abstraction

In the Net, 2014
Hand-knit yarn and acrylic on canvas
27 x 27 inches

Switching Ground, 2014
Hand-knit yarn and acrylic on canvas
32.5 x 27.5 inches

Green Being, 2014
Hand-knit yarn and acrylic on canvas
17 x 18 inches


Deco Boco is a part of my on-going experimentation with yarn as a painting medium. I made this "stuffed painting" while exploring the boundaries between"fine art" and "craft" objects. It can function as a cushion. It can also be hang on a wall, like an 'Art'.The piece has multiple orientation, meaning you can place it on a chair vertically, horizontally or even flat on a floor. The pattern on the piece 凸凹 can be read 'deko boko (でこぼこ)' in Japanese. It is an adjective describing something bumpy. I was making this work during the last stretch of 2012 presidential campaign. It sure was a bumpy emotional ride and the work's motif expresses the state.

The piece was included in the Favorite Art Project at Henry Art Gallery, conceived by Tova Elise Cubert.

Deco Boco (2012)
Hand-knit wool yarn and high-density foam
20 x 24 x 4 inches