4.11.2006

about connectedness.



This new series is about connectedness. They are going to be a part of the Imagining Ourselves exhibit at Art Lounge in Beirut this summer. I had to crank these ones out because a catalogue is being made now for the exhibit. I'm planning on making four more. I would love to say "at least four more." We'll see!


Knit I. mixed media. 14" x 11"


Knit II. mixed media. 14" x 11"


Knit III. mixed media. 14" x 11"


Knit IV. mixed media. 14" x 11"

Each of the separate portraits is on its own stretched canvas, then mounted to an 14" x 11" background support made of stretched canvas. The knitwork was done separately on small knitting needles with fine hemp twine and super thin bookbinding thread. And yes, I blocked each piece!

Now I'm ready for some ice cold margarita nights. But first, tonight I'll be at the Franz Ferdinand/Death Cab For Cutie show. Bought the tickets two months ago. And I remembered! Yay!

Previously ::
:: knitting dreams.
:: kite watcher.

18 comments:

sprite said...

What great work!

igotmoxie said...

rania-
those are gorgeous!!!!

i'm in need of some ice-cold margaritas too... but probably not until after the 22nd.
boo.

have a good time at the show. i'm so envious...i don't think i ever saw death cab... how sad is that thati can't remember..

Reya Mellicker said...

Are you sure you don't need bodywork? I would LOVE to do a trade for one of these connectedness paintings. They are fantastic.

flossy-p said...

These are really gorgeous! I love love love them. I especially love the backgrounds in Knit I. Really wonderful.

creative kismet said...

Wow! These really took my breath away!! No words can describe how completely amazing these all are!!! You do deserve a margarita night out! Cheers to you!!

flossy-p said...

me again...
I can't stop looking at them.
Seriously, if these don't sell at the show (which I'm sure they will), will you sell them to us? pretty please?

ram.z said...

holy sheet, this stuff is great!

you don't have to pay me for this idea:

connectedness II - mixed media with pasta instead of knit-work

two disjointed paintings of people eating & connected via spaghetti, using marinara sauce for paint and meatballs for texture. brilliant!

seriously tho... when's this stuff going on sale? I wanna buy!!

ellia said...

i seriously thought i left a comment but holy cow, these are soooo beautiful!!! are you gonna have a pricetag on them?! i hope that if you do, someone buys them!! cuz these are soooooooo gallery-esque and professional and beautiful and yes, elegant!!!! these would make great postcards... wow, i am completely blown away by your finer art work

shoofly said...

thank you so much everyone!

yes, whatever is left after the show I will sell to you! once i figure the best way to do this i'll let you know. I am currently working on making more in this series.

ram.z thats gross! you need to stick to web programming and leave the creativity to me! hehe.

Scenic Artisan said...

spaghetti! no meatballs!

i like knit III the mostest.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Hey! these are so interesting! awesome pieces of art. Thanks for visiting my blog again. :)

jess said...

these are simply beautiful... a great idea and so well done.

Dacia Ray said...

What a great idea. They turned out fabulous.

lyn said...

What fantastic work !

Clair said...

OMG! i LOVE these. what a fantastic concept, and they are so beautiful. Gosh, i cant stop looking!

kelly rae said...

gorgeous. really gorgeous. you should be so proud

tiffinix said...

Oh this is just fantastic! Absolutely wonderful - I adore this idea. They are just amazing.

Anonymous said...

hello, i love these 'connected' pieces you have done. are they for sale anywhere/time? thank you!
jessie
jwald2004@yahoo.com