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Knit Garden (detail), Yarn, 9 x 15 x 6 ft. 2005.

Using real plants, as well as botanical draw­ings and photographs, my goal was to render floral forms as precisely as possible. I chose knitting as a process because the growth of a knit form, stitch by stitch, mimics the growth of plants, cell by cell. In the translation to yarn, the plants become seductive, alien creatures, distinct from what they represent in nature. They are voluptuous, bizarre, and exceedingly tactile. By creating a space of oversized, toy­like objects, I hope to foster a new type of interaction between human and plant.

Brown University
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Stupar