Black & White

2014-present

This series has arisen from a research project conducted in collaboration with a mathematician that seeks the relationship between craft knots and mathematical knot theory. Through the exercise of colouring the diagrammatic representation of a group of repeated knots, possibilities for the exploration of designing coloured knot structures has emerged. The positions of black and white strands can create different colour patterns.

For The Black & White Striped Armchair, the iterative process of its material experimentation led to a striped knot pattern. Being a basic pattern for interior textiles, the stripe pattern inspired the utilisation of this knotted structure for a functional form connected to interiors.

The series has been exhibited internationally in the following juried group exhibitions:

(1) “2016 Bridges Math Art”, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, August 2016 (see online gallery)
(2) “Research Through Design”, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK, March 2015
(3) “From Lausanne to Beijing”, the 8th International Fiber Art Biennale, 1895 Creative Cultural Industry Park, Nantong, China, September-October 2014



LIST OF ARTEFACTS

THE BLACK & WHITE STRIPED ARMCHAIR, 2014
media: paper string, knotting
dimensions: 62cm x 50cm x 63cm

BLACK & WHITE STRIPED KNOTS, 2015
media: paper string, knotting
dimensions: 50cm x 80cm x 20cm