|Knit the Bridge - Andy Warhol Bridge Pittsburgh, Pa|
For practically 2 years I devoted my time almost exclusively to this project. It was installed in August, 2013 and removed one month later. We have laundered almost every stitch, donated hundreds of panels and re-purposed many of the black railing covers as scarves and blankets with many more to go. Not to mention the challenge of repurposing all the material we made with knitting machines to cover the towers.
|Bridge tower material|
The response to our project has been over- whelming such an incredible opportunity! I have learned and continue to learn so much. Although I have a master's in social work my area of concentration was primarily clinical; my practice was in medicine which required strong advocacy skills. With KtB I found myself learning a great deal about community organizing. As a result I am getting reacquainted with my social work roots after years of concentrating on developing my artistic voice. My art has always been socially and politically driven but currently I find myself considering ways to integrate art and social work.
As I read and think I have made a commitment to a newspaper collage a day. As luck would have it I was invited to exhibit in Lost and Found at the Hoyt Art Center in New Castle, Pa. and had an opportunity to debut this new series What's black and white and red all over? Thinking in many different directions not all fiber…