Monday, April 20, 2009

Hammer Time!

I don't get too many opportunities for social knitting, most of the time I'm a solo act.  But this past Saturday I had the fun of going on a field trip to meet up with a group of knitters at the Hammer Museum.

The trip was organized by Ellen Bloom who came up with fabulous idea of getting a group of knitters together to meet with Lisa Anne Auerbach and view her participation in the Hammer's exhbition, "Nine Lives...Visionary Artists from L.A."

We gathered in the courtyard around noon and spent an hour chatting, knitting, and munching before heading upstairs to the gallery.  Our group of about 15-20 wandered through the exhibit, checking out the other eight artists, and ending with Lisa's portion. Her knitted art is displayed on torsos that hang from the ceiling so you walk through and around the individual pieces in the collection as you view it. This one is my favorite:

It was wonderful to meet Lisa and learn more about her work! I'm actually very interested in the graphic design element but when you add in translating the image into knit stitches? Wow, just wow.

I really enjoyed the day and I think that's why I didn't take very many pictures, and none at all while we were in the courtyard.  So for more pics, check out Ellen's post on our field trip!


Mia said...

Love that slide show thingy! Sounds like a pretty good day to me!

Wool Enough said...

I think my fav is "Where there's drink there's always danger." Partly because of the message and partly because of all those glasses and bottles -- neat graphic.

Ellen Bloom said...

Kath! I'm so glad that you made the trip "overtown" and that we could finally meet! It was a grand afternoon.

Anonymous said...

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Also, that is a fabulous little pici widget.

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow! That sounds like a fabulous way to spend a knitty day!