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August 24, 2013 8:21 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)
In looking at the latest issue of Vogue Knitting this morning, there is an exhibit, "Red, Yellow, and Blue" by Orly Genger that is currently at Madison Square Park in New York City.  This consists of 1.4 million feet of lobster rope that is knotted (crocheted?) by hand and then painted.  These panels are then stacked to form sculptures.  While this is near its end in NYC (last day is 8 Sept), it will move to deCordova Museum in Lincoln MA where it will open 25 October.  This is not true lace, but an interesting application of lobster rope that is being replaced for the safety of sea creatures.  Here is a link to the information on the exhibit including a video:  http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-orly-genger . If you are interested in the deCordova exhibit in October, their website is www.decordova.org

Comments

  • August 27, 2013 5:51 AM | Jill Hawkins
    Since the artist says she created this on site from the strips she had previously made, it will be interesting to see how different it looks when it has been moved and reconfigured and sculpted to adapt to deCordova’s landscape.
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    • August 27, 2013 10:02 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)
      It will be a different installation since deCordova's terrain is not particularly flat. DeCordova's grounds are also a sculpture park, so it will be interesting to see how the strips interact with the sculptures.
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  • August 29, 2013 3:13 PM | Patty Foley
    Sharon , thanks for the link - I read about and watch the video. really cool!
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