Knitting in Bloom: Tatyana Yanishevsky’s Knitted Sculptures
Tatyana Yanishevsky’s knitted plants, flowers, and other elegant creations range from an amazingly realistic lily to mysterious and alien sea creatures. Familiar fiber craft materials (her favorite yarn is mohair) merge with electric lights, resin, steel armatures, and various electronic elements to create striking works by this artist, who taught herself to knit at age 18 using the Internet.
In her “day job,” Yanishevsky has worked as a fisheries observer in Alaska, and currently works as a Quality Engineer at an applied environmental science company. In her talk, she will explore how her career and other aspects of her life influence her art, and it’s easy to see that observations of the natural world play a major role. As spring approaches, come grab a breath of fresh air and inspiration from these organic creations!
Friday, March 8th, 7 pm
The Stata Center, Room 124
32 Vassar Street
Kendall Square T Stop, Red Line
Parking on street or in area lots
Free for Guild members, and guests are always welcome for $5.