Inspiring crochet – Visual artist Nick Cave

Filed under: Crochet — December 16, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

This week I discovered the inspiring world of Nick Cave (no, not the musician. Quite amazing to see there are 2 out-of-this-world Nick Caves on this earth !!) thanks to the ever-inspiring french Tricotine.
Nick Cave Visual artist
First I was … let’s say surprised. Yet quickly the collage of random crochet hats and bags and various odments to create a human mask/suit/sculpture resonated deeply within.

I love the story of how he came to making those sculptures, collecting oddments from thrift stores and flea markets to turn them into a work of art. And how his work can not easily be classified into a specific category, art, dance, fashion…?

Here are a couple videos to get a better grasp of his work.

first a quick introduction

and a slightly longer one which I really loved watching, esp. as it allows to see those famous Sound Suits in movement

And for those who read french, beautiful photos and inspiring conference by Nick Cave.

I tend to focus only on “usefull crochet” because I don’t have room for decor. And let’s face it, because I need to feed my family.
But it’s enlightening to see crochet from a different angle. Beauty also feeds us, although on a different level.

Did you know about Nick Cave’s work ? Any other amazing crochet artist you’d recommend ?

1 Comment »

  1. EL:

    Isn’t his work amazing? Great videos here, thanks! and wonderful photos on the other site. He recently had an exhibition at the ICA Boston http://www.icaboston.org, with a couple of videos on its website.

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