cast on / bound off, 2012 I am an unmaker. I unmake the work. I rip and unravel. I take apart the seams, and rework. Casting on each stitch, the fabric passes through my hand, then on and off the needle. I reuse an old memory, and reveal new things about it. Spreading out the blanket, and pulling up the rug. video courtesy of the talented Alex Smith
cast on / bound off is an ongoing piece made by unraveling cherished fabrics, personal belongings, and previous artworks. The resulting strands are then spun and obsessively knit into a patched and continuously growing installation. cast on / bound off is a record of multiple transformations, personal memory, and honest effort—becoming a memoir of the items that comprise it. The workhonors the...
JAMIE LEA BERTSCH »»» www.theremnants.tumblr.com »»» www.bellafigura.com/designers/bertsch.html MFA : Fiber, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2011- 2012 MA : Fiber, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2009-2011 BFA : Graphic Design, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2004-2009 BFA : 2D, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2004-2009 International Studies University...
Generation 2011 video courtesy of alex smith