grow Workshop: Crochet-a-thon

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12 noon-5 pm


Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

As part of her ongoing residence at Lynden, Yevgeniya Kaganovich and her student assistants will take up residence in the studio all afternoon once again to make the next “planting” of grow, Kaganovich’s durational installation. The focus this time is on making string from plastic bags and then crocheting it to form tubes and necks for the organisms. We invite all stringmakers and crocheters to join us for an informal afternoon of making in the sunny upstairs studio. Feel free to bring any crochet project you are working on, and enjoy hot cider and cookies.

grow is a system of interconnected plant-like forms simulating a self-propagating organism in multiple stages of development. Created from a singular material, recycled plastic bags, the system grows over time, its growth rate determined by the number of bags accumulated in our official recycling bin. Drop in to watch or participate as Kaganovich fuses the layers of plastic to create a surface similar to leather or skin, molds the skin into plant-like volumes, stuffs the volumes with more bags, and connects the forms with plastic bag “thread.” The Tasks involved in making grow include cutting sheets and strips; fusing sheets and tubes; sewing bulb forms and connecting them to bases; crocheting tubes and necks; stuffing stalks; and assembling the plants. Kaganovich and her crew will be dropping into the studio regularly to work on grow; we’ll focus on different tasks each time.

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