Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The Knitted Brain

Reading about Karen Norberg's knitted brains for the Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art made me think. Can we really reproduce anything in the knitted and/or crocheted form? Why would we want to do this when photography and computers can render a more accurate image of what surrounds us, which can also be manipulated invariably. Maybe it is because by knitting and crocheting we go through the experience of making and assimilating the progress of the object through our hands. True the copy is not as accurate as it could be when it is replicated by digital means, but the sensation of the yarn and the needles through our hands does make up for any imperfection. After all who wants to see another perfect image of the real world when the knitted one can be so exciting.

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1 comment:

Knitwit said...

I have wool for brains! Perhaps this is what mine looks like. Lovely written piece Wildfennel. :)