In trying to make clearer definintions of my terroritory and answering a question someone gave me I did this. The question was ‘why do you knit things?’. I am currently knitting a cable cushion for someone that I am knitting to capture a moment to sit in the place of the moment. In the a sense the moment as an object can sit in place it was orginally experienced once it has past. This is no the first time I have responded to a moment in a physical creation, its a thread that can be traced back. I have a series of prievous projects that have created objects that embodied a moment. They have been my ceramics workshop creation the hug mug which was wanting to have that moment in this picture.
(wordpress keeps turning this image even though the file is setup with the picture the right way up..i don’t know why!
Other objects have been the hand holding sleeve and the hug jumpers in my year 1 fears project. These were to capture those precious innocent couple moments that are so important and to recreate them for someone suffering from agoraphobia where this places practical restrictions on being together as a couple.
So I am interested in those precious moments…
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Andelou
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
“Life gives us brief moments with another…but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a life time…”
“The moments of happniness we enjoy take us by suprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us.” Ashley Montaqu
What are those precious moments? And can they be created in design or objects?
I think in creating these objects the process is key and also the construction process is also. A handed crafted object carries a real value like the that of a precious moment and therefore captures part of the moment as a construction process.