Lovely Sunday at the Museum of Art and Design

Posted on | November 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

This Sunday, Maurizio and I spent a very lovely Sunday with our next door neighbors at the Museum of Art and Design, site of the Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting exhibit a few years back.

I really liked the Museum’s special exhibits on the whimsical furniture and design of Nendo and the art of paper. The art of paper exhibit especially was quite interesting. An extensive list of the exhibit can be found online, but I was particularly enchanted by a series of tunnel books by Andrea Dezso.


The tunnel book series were charmingly rendered scenes with layers of perspective and background; some with a nightmarish quality…very fairy-tale like and reminiscent of the sometimes shocking violence in folk tales.

Because of the inherent delicacy of paper, some of the art pieces were site specific, made especially for the Museum’s special exhibit, and slated to be disassembled once the exhibit ends. A large number of pieces involved paper cutting and reminded me a lot of lace, creating images through manipulation of negative and positive space. I highly recommend a visit if you happen to be around NYC.

I also started on a pair of Cayuga Mitts for Jess on the subway. Because I loved working with the Kumara for the sample, I couldn’t resist using it again (this time in red) for this pair. It’s such a soft and cuddly yarn with great loft so it’s warm and light!



3 Responses to “Lovely Sunday at the Museum of Art and Design”

  1. Carin
    November 23rd, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Your design in the upcoming IK is so beautiful!

  2. marri
    November 23rd, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    yay for magic loop! what a gorgeous red.

  3. Hickory
    November 24th, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

    Love your Cayuga set, I might have to make those mittens for myself :-)

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