Wire Knit – NOT THE KNITTING YOU KNOW
In today’s poster, I am to introduce a kind of special art to you, “Wire Knit” which is created by a talented artist Blanka Sperkova. There are 17 works presented here and you can see more by visiting her website.
Blanka Sperkova began to experiment with wire in 1970. Inspired by tradional wire techniques used by Slovak tinkers. She does not, however, use traditional tinker techniques. Rather, she has created a unique technique of finger knitting, which uses neither knitting needles nor other tools. Using a basic loop, she creates both sculptures and jewelry.
She has applied her wire techniques to her work in animated films and graphics. She often manipulates the airy transparency of knitted wire to create within forms that demonstrate an expressive interplay between light and shadow.
Part 1 Object Series
Part 2 Jewelery Series