starry night

The idea for this piece came to me in a long dream. I looked outside and imagined The Starry Night as strands of drapery framed by my bedroom window. I set off knitting baby yarn befitting colours in his landscape. I hung each snake off drapery hardware. My belly grew. We moved to the hospital. I made two baby hats. They became bells for the snakes that float like man o' wars.

(The Starry Night is a painting by Vincent van Gogh that depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at night. It was painted from memory and is considered the artist's magnum opus.)

Dimensions variable: (2 pieces) each approximately 150 cm long x 20 cm wide x 15 cm high

Materials: cotton and polyester yarn, wire, accompanying photo and text.

Date: 2012