Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Knitted Glass

Canadian artist Carol Milne is the lone pioneer in the field of knitted glass. Milne begins by coiling strands of wax on knitting needles. After unfurling them, she intertwines the loops to create a knitted piece. Using the lost-wax casting process, Milne creates her finished pieces that give the illusion that the glass has actually been knit together.

“I see my knitted work as metaphor for social structure. Individual strands are weak and brittle on their own, but deceptively strong when bound together. You can crack or break single threads without the whole structure falling apart. And even when the structure is broken, pieces remain bound together. The connections are what bring strength and integrity to the whole and what keeps it intact.”
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