Some fellow ceph enthusiast probably spotted this already, but I'm blogging it anyway. It's so lovely I want one.
A crocheted yellow squid made only of household materials, courtesy of artist Mary Carlson and reported in Gay City News
Personal Statements in Just One Color
Elizabeth Harris allows nine artists the freedom to have their own say
By STEPHEN MUELLER
With the season coming to a close and the European art fairs under way, most of the galleries have already mounted summer group shows, which provide an opportunity for curators to, well… curate and galleries to put together collections of work by their artists.
Most startling here is Mary Carlson’s “Yellow Squid.” It is a giant squid crocheted in Naples yellow yarn and nearly twelve feet long. I had seen this piece before and seeing again was like seeing an old friend. It brings to mind early feminist art in that it uses the most household of materials. Even at that, it is a formidable task to have made it. The idea is just wacky enough to go beyond the obvious and is an exemplar of the way Carlson works. She is liable to do almost anything.
All of the work in the show is self contained and provocative in a personal, contemplative way, expressive of an individual vision. It is a welcome break from the style of the moment exhibitions in most of the galleries.