Bill Davenport è un artista affascinante che lavora su uno stile di progetto per un periodo di tempo e poi sembra cambiare marcia a qualcos'altro. Torna nel 1990 stava facendo crochet art.
About Bill Davenport
Bill Davenport is a Houston-based artist who got his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from the University of Massachusetts. He does installation artwork and art for public spaces including a Mini-Golf Project and a Neiman Marcus window display. Davenport also does conceptual artwork, such as his Stream of Conscious-ness where he took a secret journal that he wrote from 1974-1977 and posted it for the public in real time from 2006-2009. Davenport runs a store “where art, mestiere, nature and salvage are reconciled under the umbrella of commerce”. He is represented at Inman Gallery e ha avuto, sia personali e collettive mostre del suo lavoro in una varietà di luoghi, tra cui New York, Londra e Monaco di Baviera.
Bill Davenport Crochet Art
Crochet over lampadina – Mi piace l'idea di filato morbido sul disco, vetro fragile qui!
Sul suo sito, Davenport spiega che ha imparato a uncinetto in 1993 da una donna di nome Delfina Vannucci che aveva imparato il mestiere se stessa come un bambino quando insegnata da suore italiane. Dice, “Essere mancini, Non ho mai imparato a lavorare a maglia molto bene, e uncinetto, con la sua capacità di essere aggiunti su ovunque, si prestava alla scultura complicata che volevo fare. Inizialmente avevo pensato come un nuovo tipo di vernice ultra-spessi.”
Crochet Rondella di copertura – sembra suggerire qualcosa sulla vita domestica a me!
I love the idea of using crochet as a form of paint. Basically what he did was took simple crochet skills and used them to cover up objects, painting with the colors of the yarn. He was making cozies, circa, but using his eye for shape and color (along with a little bit of whimsy) to make them into works of sculptural art. He called what he was crocheting “yarnworks” and his website says that he produced this work for six years, ending in 1999, although it doesn’t say why he stopped working in this medium.
He seems to really enjoy going from project to project and that’s something I can totally respect as an artist so my best guess would be that he just moved on to the next thing after this period in his work.
The Giantest Yarn Ball in Houston
One of Davenport’s more recent yarn projects is the ongoing construction of a giant yarn ball, che è possibile check out online. Davenport had actually started this yarn ball during his crocheting days, torna in 1997, but it had just sat in his house and he hadn’t done anything with it. He decided he wanted to grow it into a truly giant ball of yarn. In Fall 2010 he reported that the ball was 76″ in diameter and weighed over sixty pounds. Nel mese di febbraio 2011 he reported that the size had grown to 80″.
Altri Crochet Artisti simili
I’m reminded a bit of the crochet grenade cozies by Barbara Koenen
Although her style is clearly different, the idea of covering objects in crochet makes me think of Olek
I also want to give a shoutout here to Jafabrit because it was through her blog that I discovered this artist.