|Knit for the Mandala project, Part II, will be at Museum|
Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand, an exhibition curated by Barbara Hatfield and Hanne Tierney will be at the North Dakota Museum of Art from Dec. 10 to Feb. 11.
Knitters, from novice to expert, are invited to contribute to this volunteer effort to create, from plain strips of knitting, a work for the upcoming exhibition "Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand."
Knit scarves will be laid out on the floor of the museum to form a mandala, a representation of the cosmos and an image for meditation. Each scarf to be approximately seven feet long, eight to nine inches wide, knit only, with no fringe and using various color. Colors may be repeated within the strip; use large needles so that strips will be flexible enough to be laid out in curves.
The mandala project is an opportunity to participate in a collaborative community work to enhance awareness of the roles of art in daily life and in our well-being.
The first mandala was produced by the Horvik Knitting Commune of Norway in honor of Lauren Tierney Mumford and exhibited at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2003. Lauren, known to family and friends as Yoa, died in 2004 after a long struggle with breast cancer. She was a talented physician, much loved by family and friends. Her three children are now 6, 11, and 13. Each stitch was made with love for Yoa and her family. Following the initial exhibition, the scarves were given away to Yoa’s friends. She was the daughter of Hanne Tierney, one of the curators of this exhibit.
The scarves you knit for the Mandala 2 exhibit will be given as gifts in the community where they are produced. Local knitters may choose a single individual or a general group to honor.
We will begin with whatever scarves are available on Dec. 10. You may contribute pieces to be added as the exhibition continues.
For more information contact Sue Fink, education director, North Dakota Museum of Art, 777.4195, firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Hatfield at email@example.com
-- Sue Fink, Education Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3599