Category Archives: Crochet

Thomas C. Chung

Thomas C. Chung is changing the perception of knitting as grandma’s hobby with these incredible hand knit and crocheted sculptures. The Chinese-Australian artist completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. His work includes soft sculpture, photography and installation usually hand made and labor intensive.  He currently works between Australia and Scandinavia.  On an interview on Knotwe he explains how he got interested in knitting:  

“I started knitting in Scandinavia several years ago.Out of necessity (traveling away from Australia), I needed a material which could literally carry the narrative of my story. Knitting & crocheting fitted all of the things I required out of this (conceptually & practically), so thankfully I eventually got the hang of it.”

More of his wok can be seen on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Thomas C. Chung. 

Laurel Roth Hope

Laurel Roth Hope is a full time, self-taught artist and naturalist who lives and works in Northern California.   Prior to devoting herself to art she worked as a park ranger and in natural resource conservation. She has called herself “an artist that wishes she was a scientist”, which is reflected in her work.  She began crocheting “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons” as a comic relief from the overwhelming subject of environment and extinction.  She sculpts and casts pigeons from resin and crochets suits of extinct bird’s plumage.  On National Geographic she explains the following:  

“The suits act like a cozy, covering up something we don’t want to see—environmental degradation and species extinction—with something arguably more attractive.”

The artist works with other mediums as well which can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Laurel Roth Hope.

Alex Katz

We had previously posted other works by Alex Katz but this time we have focused on his floral paintings. Alex Katz trained in modern art theories and techniques at The Cooper Union in Manhattan.  He was encouraged to paint from life and the practice remained a staple of his process. His works has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally.  The following quotes give you an insight into the artist:  

“Sometimes it takes me days or weeks to get something clear in my head on what I want to do. Everything is in steps. One thing leads to another.” 

“Realist painting has to do with leaving out a lot of detail. I think my painting can be a little shocking in all that it leaves out. But what happens is that the mind fills in what’s missing… Painting is a way of making you see what I saw.”

“I like to make an image that is so simple you can’t avoid it, and so complicated you can’t figure it out.”


You can follow the artist here on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Alex Katz.