A NURTURING KNIT
" In my family, pumpkins are a symbol of love and care. It began as a nickname for my aunt who passed away, but in her memory, we often think of each other when we come across pumpkin commodities.
Cast iron represents strength, permanence, tenacity, and the ability to endure. These pumpkins vary in size and weight, representing different people and their influence on my life. I took the molds from actual pumpkins, so although the pumpkins will expire, they are granted permanence through the casting process.
I knit each hat by hand and let each person pick out their favorite one. I requested they wear the hats around for one winter, and then burrowed the pumpkins underneath and around the knits."
(image description: Cast iron pumpkin patch, hats I knit for friends and family
dimensions: 75”x75”x15”. Images and text courtesy of the artist)