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Norwegian Sweater

Celia Pym2010

Loewe Foundation

Loewe Foundation
Madrid, Spain

After a vision to Noweigian artist Annemor Sundbø´s 1-tonne collection of salvaged hand knitting, Celia Pym was given this severly frayed sweater. She dutifully darned it back together using white yarn. its once-ttattered formis a deliberate juxtaposition between destruction and restoration. Conjuring up ideas about how we care for craft, the regenerated sweater is now a discernible -and wearable- ode to the oft-unseen work of the seamstress. Celia Pym, with a background in sculpture, London-born artist saw her morning studio ritual of knitting,gradually refocus her attention to the artful expression of needlework. Questioning the invisibility of restoration is woven into her work.

Details

  • Title: Norwegian Sweater
  • Creator: Celia Pym
  • Date Created: 2010
  • Location: London, United Kigdom
  • Physical Dimensions: 78x74x8cm
  • Type: Textil
  • Medium: whool

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