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RSS FeedsBoise Art Museum opens `Jo Hamilton: Knots in Time`
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14 january 2018 02:14:43

 
Boise Art Museum opens `Jo Hamilton: Knots in Time`
(Artdaily.org)
 




Fiber artist Jo Hamilton moved to Portland after graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Educated as a painter, she eventually began to explore the representational possibilities of crochet. She depicts the urban fabric of Portland and its people, using traditional materials such as yarn, as well as alternative materials, such as plastic and parachute cord. Hamilton learned to crochet from her grandmother, and the link between craft and human relationships pervades her work. Her portraits and cityscapes stem as much from the traditional handicrafts passed down to her by her grandmother as from her training in fine arts. By combining the traditions of crochet and academic painting, Hamilton’s work draws viewers into a world in which looking, knowing, and making are bound together. Rather than working from patterns, Hamilton achieves her likenesses
 
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