Thursday, July 10, 2008

needles for a good cause...

I have never been one to make political art but then again "the personal is political"
yet I especially love political art that becomes personal. This project was done quite a few years ago but I find it lovely, inspiring, and heartbreaking...
Knitter and artist Nina Rosenberg decided to make a project to acknowledge the devastation of the Iraq war. In an attempt to knit a small red sweater for each fallen American soldier in the war...


Originally she wanted to do all those who died, American or not, but that number was too large to be feasible.
The idea and the final outcome are powerful and inspiring...and reminds me of the amazing work here...


I especially love that she considered this:
...people are different. So how will you represent individuality? By using different knitting techniques. By asking other knitters, all of whom knit slightly different than one another, to make a red sweater.
Read more and see more images.

3 comments:

Bonbon Oiseau said...

her work is amazing --thanks for posting this.

onesilentwinter said...

this is beautiful joetta thank your for the introduction!

Joetta said...

glad you all thought it was amazing as me, makes me want to do something similar, i just would not know what....