Seeing Shadow

For Seeing Shadow, I traced my body and created a pattern that I then knitted in jute. Like Peter Pan who lost his shadow and had to have it sewn back on, I suffer from a reluctance to grow up. Knitting my own shadow was a way of honoring myself as a child.

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Recently, I have been working with imagery based on my childhood memories. Thinking about my past has helped me rediscover knitting, which is something I learned from my grandmother as a child.

I covered my jute shadow in eyes to emphasize that my body is a source of knowledge. It is one thing to know something with your mind, but a very different thing to know something with your body--your whole self.

 

 

 

See also Alternate Reality, my charcoal drawings featured in the International Museum of Women's exhibition "Imagining Ourselves."


To see more of my work please visit my Web site at www.ankiking.com.

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