As you know from many of my previous profiles of crochet artists there is a tendency in crochet art to play with opposites, to apply the soft and feminine art of crochet to hard and masculine objects. The crochet art of Barbara Koenen is no exception – this is a woman who crochets cozies for grenades and makes what she calls War Rugs!
Fiber artist Tiffany Dyer has created a crochet fortress that will be on display in Nashville for most of May. It is an installation piece actually titled Fortress that is on exhibit at Blend Studio in the city’s downtown region.
She is taking some lessons from yarnbombing and installation art and putting soft crochet doilies on to hard razor wire urban surfaces, exploring gender through this combination of softness and hardness.
Sheila Pepe is a crochet artist who has a cool interactive project called Common Sense that’s traveling to various nationwide exhibits.
Crochet portrait artist Jo Hamilton has her work hanging in two New York locations in May.
Mixed media artist Sara Christensen Blair uses crochet and the exploration of crafts to challenge ideas of femininity and social identity in contemporary art.
Tracy Krumm’s interest in crochet and craft art is rooted in her love and appreciation for both of her grandmothers who engaged in crafts like crochet and sewing.