ARTIST STATEMENT - I learned to crochet when I was four years old, and handed down to me was the traditional training of generations where I perfected formal techniques and patterns. Rebellious and playful to the core, I use my accustomed skills to make unconventional creations. I find it fun and fascinating to crochet three-dimensional objects, especially when they portray a sense of humor and ironies. My work is whimsical with elements of realism. I make items with a fun, artistic point of view yet still hold true to be physically and/or historically accurate. I do research on my intended objects and really enjoy learning more about them.
I love to crochet and push the boundaries of my craft by also making objects in macro sizes and recreating their textures, shapes and colors. By making objects larger, I can emphasize the details thus making them more intricate and unique. I visualize what I want my work to look like, and strive to make it a reality. I constantly challenge myself to see what I can do next and I believe my joyful, friendly personality shines through in my work.
I am a crochet artist of various aspects. I crochet craft items, I yarn-bomb, participate in community art projects and do sculptural crochet. Most people think of three-dimensional crochet as styles such as Amigurumi. My work takes these foundations, and moves beyond stuffed animals into full size sculptures.
My three-dimensional style began to bleed into other art projects such as yarn-bombing and yarn-artistry. I brought my three-D element to yarn-artistry incorporating giant objects into the cityscapes. It allows the theme of a fiber project to be more deliberate to the viewers and offer a wonderful sense of fanciful and fun. By adding these sculptural items, it can make any crochet or knitting project limitless.