Atelier Kapnos

Art studio in The Hague

The new project “Mia trypa sto nero” started with two postcard size works. They are made on aquarel paper: blue ecoline drawing, text, and on top crochet with cotton yarn from my inheritance. People have to look in the hole to see the drawing and read the text.

Their titles:
“μια τρύπα στο νερό: on futile achievements”
“μια τρύπα στο νερό: on futile actions”

I’ve put them in an envelop, each one apart, and sent one of the envelops to Mellifera Action for their new mail-art project SEA – FIRE – HUMAN PROJECT 2019/ 3 STRONG ELEMENTS OF LIFE & DEATH. I do not know which is sent and which stayed with me.

The ball of yarn used here is the last that I have of this colour, a beautiful off-white (crème), inherited from my mother together with a few more yarns and some crochet experiments that grandma Elpiniki had made; highly precious–belongings that passed on to me. The blog-article ‘Grandma and the aunts’ dated 2011 was already talking about the textile inheritance.

These are some of Elpiniki’s (Koniari) crochet experiments, made with an extremely thin crochet hook:

and this is my precious ball of yarn:

This is a curtain that my mama Athena had made with the same yarn; it hangs in my room:

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