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Alternative Grid

Jennifer Zona's avatar Jennifer Zona

This image is from an installation in the Art Lab at Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph Michigan. The weavings are made from wool and hand dyed and fabricated. When watching a line of colored wool, it twists and turns and interlinks together into a grid. An ‘alternative’ is a choice limited to one of two or more possibilities. A ‘grid’ is a network of lines - intersecting and parallel lines that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles. The Alternative Grid is a compilation of lines of sustainably sourced materials that were going to be thrown away. It’s a deviation from the traditional methods of weaving, creating an installation of wool which is woven, tied and glued together. Wool has been used by humans since the Stone Age as a material to create clothing, blankets and rugs. It is fire resistant and can keep you warm even when damp. Wool is good for the environment. It is 100% ecologically friendly, being that it is sourced from the protein fibers of sheep.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 3"
  • Medium: Wool
  • Width: 4"- 30"
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 8'-15'