The Lilypad

Submitted by StudioTJOA

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Client: Metalepsis

Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $1,000

Project Team

Artist

Alex Worden

StudioTJOA

Overview

The Lilypad is part of our on-going exploration of scale as it relates crochet. In it's first installment, a large panel has been mounted in an echoing phone booth to act as an acoustical panel. Here, in it's second installment, the Lilypad is intended to be simply a visual statement piece, used to create a focal point in the space.

Goals

The Lilypad is suppose to stand out in a space, therefore the integration of Lilypad in the space is through its color. The monochromatic grey of the piece fits nicely against the other tones in the studio.

Process

The collaboration of the artist and client is contrasted by the act of fabricating the piece itself. There is a great joy in the anti-collaboration that exist between the material of the Lilypad and the technique of crochet that forces the fabricator to balance between delicacy and brute force.