Japanese painter Takumi Kama imagines what would happen if natural habitats were destroyed to the point where insects were forced to adapt to entirely urban environments. The “Hide-mushi” is a leaf insect Kama imagines would feed on and hide amongst Japanese currency. The “Comi-mushi” is similarly imagined as taking on the patterns of comic strips in bookstores and convenience stores. #Love it!
Kyungah Ham aka 함경아 (Korean, b. 1966, South Korea) - Chandeliers for Five Cities, 2016. A work of meticulous embroidery by proxy, Chandeliers represents 1,800 hours of weaving work on the part of North Korean women with whom Ham corresponded via a middleman. North Korean Hand Embroidery, Silk Threads on Cotton, Wooden Frame.
The sun is shining here (however temporarily) and I have a holiday on the horizon which means I need to sort out my holiday knitting!
I have a few ideas, and perhaps you are making similar plans right now. There are a few requirements for my holiday knitting: portability, large sections of easily memorised pattern or stocking stitch, and I like ’em relatively small and accessory sized.
If you are in need of a little inspiration, here are a few I make earlier: