Saturday, September 21, 2013

Taking Time - a meditative practise

Taking time to make time a tactile experience - this is what artist Margie Davidson had in mind when she started her 12 month project, measuring a full year by the minute. The following is copied from the blog Kinfolkyarn.


MEASURING a YEAR by the MINUTE 
(installation / performance) Margie Davidson

This year long process started with continuing my interest in colour study of seasonal change, a desire for a daily meditative art practice, and a curiosity about the visual representation of a year. What would a year measured by one knitted stitch for every minute actually look like?

My goal was to knit 60 stitches in a row and complete 24 rows a day to represent that day as measured by the minute.  I recorded each days knitting progress with a date tag. As the project grew, I dealt with tangled yarn and competing priorities. It was a challenge to find 3 hours each day to complete 24 rows of knitting.
 It has been an insightful process. I have learned about myself as I came to terms with the evolution of the artwork and the divergence of two types of measurement.  I learned about making space physically for the artwork as it grew and about the rigor of a daily commitment of time.  I learned about the value of holding the intention of a daily meditative practice.(installation / performance)

Sunday May 13 (Mothers Day)
Kinfolkyarn

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v said...

SUPERinteresting, thank you for sharing this with me!!! i am going to check out more about her/this story.