My interest in intergroup relationship and ensuing issues related to territorialism led me to territorial urban markings, thus graffiti and street art, which in turn lead me to guerrilla knitting.
Unfortunately I am not a great knitter, I mostly repurpose knit material for my tags. I have much respect for people who knit, including my mother and my grandmother, both of whom are not with us anymore but their knit creations are. Lately I took the liberty to appropriate their work into my installations, by effect creating a posthumous collaboration. I appreciate seemingly contradictory juxtaposition of knitting and graffiti, which are often associated with opposing concepts such as female, older, granny, indoors, domestic, soft, cozy vs. male, younger, urban, edgy, hardcore , anarchist and so forth.
I am currently organizing a yarn bombing event with the participation of 40+ artists with various associations male, female, younger, older, daring, cautious, artist, non artist, high art, low art, conceptual, crafty, political, whimsical just to name a few.
http://yarnbombing18th.weebly.comunderground, hardcore etc.
Figueroa St in Highland Park during Fig Knit on