Saturday, November 21, 2015

Carol Milne's glass sculptures resemble knitted strands of yarn

I was searching for something different a while ago and I found it in the glass sculptures of Carol Milne. The Seattle-based artist produces intricate knitted pieces through wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting. Her creations are really complicated and unlike any cast glass work being done today. Patience and a keen eye for detail have got to be some of her fortes.

"I see my knitted work as metaphor for social structure," Carol says. "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."

Carol has had solo exhibitions at Gallery IMA in Seattle, and her work has appeared in the 9th Cheongju International Craft Competition, in the Creative Knitting show at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, and at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. You can see more of her creations on Facebook.

[h/t: Colossal]

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