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9 Impossibly Small Sweaters

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  • Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters. 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
    Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters. 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
  • Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters. 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
    Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters. 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
  • Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters (detail). 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
    Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters (detail). 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
  • Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters (detail). 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
    Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters (detail). 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
  • Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters (detail). 2007. Photo: Scott Lee
    Sylvia Kind, 9 Impossibly Small Sweaters (detail). 2007. Photo: Scott Lee

Region:
British Columbia
Date: 
2007
Dimensions: 
various
Materials:
buttons, wool, zippers
Techniques:
knitted
Type:
knit

Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired from the 2008 Fibreworks Juried Exhibition



Description

In this series of small hand-knit and densely felted sweaters, Kind plays with the idea of limitations and distortions. Like these sweaters – impossibly small, distorted, and unwearable – we live...

In this series of small hand-knit and densely felted sweaters, Kind plays with the idea of limitations and distortions. Like these sweaters – impossibly small, distorted, and unwearable – we live together within varying constraints that both limit and invite negotiation. The individual sweaters were created with holes, openings, long necks, extra arms and other unexpected constructions.




Artist Profile

Sylvia Kind is an artist and educator. In 2006 she received a Ph.D. in Art Education and Curriculum Studies from the University of British Columbia and was awarded the Gordon and Marion Smith...



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