From Memory

Wendy Mutch's avatar Wendy Mutch

Using giant needles, I knitted this paper installation that features 65 handwritten verses from the Bible. The edges of the 3-inch paper strips are dyed and arranged in subtle hues of blue, green, and pink to reflect the downtown landscape along the Grand River. The Grand Rapids skyline consists of shimmering black cassette tape. Growing up in West Michigan, the importance of family and faith greatly influenced my education and development. I chose passages that I remember memorizing for school and church, the words that have inspired my favorite hymns, and the verses that comfort or encourage me in my life. I am blessed to have great memories of growing up in the Grand Rapids area and they are knitted into the fabric of my life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5 inches
  • Medium: Knitted Paper and VHS tape
  • Width: 9 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 6.5 feet