KATE ANDERSON ARTS

 

For 15 years I was a painter before I decided to take a knotting workshop with noted textile artist Jane Sauer; I couldn’t stop knotting. It continues to be the magic of hundreds of knots, placed meticulously next to each other, that simultaneously creates a granular breathing surface, an image and a structure, that holds my obsession. I use the most simple iconic teapot form as my canvas and 2 ply waxed threads as my paint.

Making hundreds of knots, creating narratives with threads, placing colors in such a way as to optically create new colors, all serve to satisfy the technical challenge of making work. Quoting from famous paintings from the pop era or looking at wonderful vintage imagery from the mid century strike a chord deep within. I can pay homage while at the same time reinterpret the experience of how we are meant to perceive a snapshot of American history.