“Clusters” bib necklace is inspired by the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 – 2000). His organic work and use of bold color was both legendary and controversial. He was fascinated by spirals. He called straight lines “the devil’s tools”. Even his architecture had irregular features such as wavy walls, uneven floors and meandering windows. Buildings were often topped by onion domes or even a forest on the roof.

My piece, which combines felting, stitch and freeform crochet, takes several elements of his paintings, spirals, grids and colour to create a small homage to his art.

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Pauline Tonkin

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