A Simple Line of Rag Rope

Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child).
Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day.
Bruce Mau An Incomplete Manifesto of Growth.

The moment of liberation was when I understood that I didn’t need to have an end result in mind. It began as making a line, making rope out of cloth strips.

The moment of liberation was when I could watch and listen and hear about the other techniques and quietly decline, choose to go on making more of the rope.

And so the rope began to grow.

It was liberating to choose a limited palatte and choose to work with black, white, cream and silver.

Who would guess that this would be enough?

No end in mind! Just the making of a line of rope that began to coil and form pathways.

Pathways that lead to the amazing world of Judith Scott.

Anastasia was jubilant! The prospect of twisting and twining and adding secrets and memories to the ball of cast offs excited us both. We could barely speak.

Over coming weeks you will be able to see what emerges as we allocate some time to simply sitting, making rope, weaving secrets and memories as we go.

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6 thoughts on “A Simple Line of Rag Rope

  1. yeay!

    that judithandjoyce header is great. i like the moving image palette.

    How do I learn how to do these please? beside explore when I get back to wordpress…sometime….research and ethics writing is engaging me….

    I also love this:

    We could barely speak. Over coming weeks you will be able to see what emerges as we allocate some time to simply sitting, making rope, weaving secrets and memories as we go.

    blissful, *unrestrained creativity *

    tears…

    for my profoundly ‘retarded’ nephew, my dear Peter’s brother, John. long story… Rosemary Crossley is part of it….

    xox

    Carol

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