Brooke Marks-Swanson Blue Disc Necklace, 2018
hand knit leather, suede, silver
32” long, blue disk 5" diameter
Born from the human need to protect ourselves from the elements, knitting quickly became a common thread throughout Europe and the Middle East early in the common era. To me, it represents the human need, artistry in its variations, and a universal language. Accumulation of singularly hand knit material worked en mass, proves great satisfaction for me. Fantastical and surreal landscapes emerge through wistful color combinations describing visceral feelings of season, change, and uncertainty. The tended and wild materializes to describe the vastness and flatness of my beloved landscape but one that proves universal to us all.