Usually on Mondays I share a profile of a crochet artist. Today, though, I’m going to share with you some of the crochet art that I worked on recently for a submission to Papergirl SF. Note: most of the pieces I created are shared here in this post but a few that didn’t make into this post will be shared later today on my personal blog, Diary of a Smart Chick.
About Papergirl SF
Papergirl SF is a local community art project. Anyone who creates art can submit pieces to the project at no cost. The pieces are hung in a group show at a local gallery for a short period of time. Then the pieces are taken, rolled up together with other people’s pieces and delivered to the public as a form of sharing art. How are they delivered? Bicycle messengers take a route through the city and offer them to pedestrians interested in seeing new local artwork. I love large scale community art projects and want to start getting my art out there more so this was a perfect opportunity for me to create and submit new pieces of crochet artwork.
About My Submission
I did two different types of submissions for Papergirl SF 2012. First I used remnants of various crochet motifs that I had from previous projects and worked them into 3D suclptural crochet art pieces. I completed 17 of those sculptural art pieces and that was the bulk of my submission. Then I took photographs of those finished pieces and used an online photo editor to manipulate those photos into creative new 2D versions of art and copies of those pictures made up the rest of my Papergirl SF submission.
The 3D Pieces
I really enjoy playing around with crochet artwork. Ever since I put a delay on Swaddle I’ve been playing around with various individual pieces using the various motifs and random 3D pieces I’d crocheted while I was inspired about that project. Here are some of the 3D crochet art pieces I submitted for the Papergirl SF art show/ project.
The Photographic Pieces
I am increasingly interested in online photographic manipulation. I like taking the simple tools available in online editors and changing a piece of artwork that I’ve photographed into something totally different. Here are some of those pieces I created for Papergirl SF:
Do you play with crochet art or only make functional pieces?