‘The Ice Breathes’ is my body of work generated from my experiences in the Arctic, and has been exhibited internationally as a moving image work and individual fine-art photographs. As an artist with my foundation in photography; over the past year I’ve found my artistic expression expanding into my knitting and fibre arts.
There is no differentiation between how I live my life and my art that is an expression of it… and without really realizing it I’ve found myself diving into designing something from my own personal profound experiences.
I’m planning on wearing this to the Arctic in a few weeks to participate in the Arctic Circle Residency, which I am sooo excited about.
I’ve connected deeply with the Polar Regions and have felt ‘the ice breathe’. My photographs are an expression of the ‘unseen’ which I felt and brought me to tears in these incredibly precious and powerful places… and now this experience is being translated into this jumper I’m knitting.
When I saw #guthriesweater by @boylandknitworks I instantly saw my own motifs emerging in my mind. Caitlin’s fabulous design inspired me to create my own motifs based on my own experience and connection with the energy I felt.
It has been a bit of a journey working out the right wool yarn for this… and my original intentions weren’t quite working. I’m excited about using the most beautiful naturally indigo dyed @oystersandpurls corriedale and alpaca… and holding yarn double for the lighter shade with @voolenvine #ghostlace
I’ve ripped out about 20 hours knitting getting the yoke right…. Haha… but so excited about how it is working out now. ..stay tuned…. 😁