Yonsenia White - July 2011

“Safety Net” 

A safety net can catch a fall or jump and act as a safeguard against possible adversity. They generally provide comfort, assurance and protection, but these knitted sculptures do quite the opposite. They act as beautifully knitted missteps, mistakes or flaws created to adapt to the changes that new forms and material propose in each sculpture. Conceptually, they represent clusters of unsettling situations in both my personal and professional life where the security and strength of safety nets continue to be tested. Made of various types of yarns and found objects of similar fibrous nature, each piece is created by an experimental mix of crochet, knitting and embroidery stitches.