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See Nathan Vincent’s Crochet Taxidermy in NYC until Sept. 30

August 26th, 2010

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If you didn’t have an opportunity to see crochet artist Nathan Vincent’s fascinating yarn taxidermy when it was at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio back in late 2009 (as seen above), and you’re in the New York City area, you now have a second chance to see them! Nathan’s pieces will be on display from now through September 30 at Volume Black, a gallery in downtown Manhattan, located at 89 Washington Street.
From the artist’s website:

My work explores gender permissions and the challenges that arise from straying from the prescribed norms. It questions the qualities of gender by considering what constitutes masculine and feminine. It critiques stereotypical gender mediums by creating “masculine objects” using “feminine processes” such as crochet, sewing, and applique.

Want to learn more about Nathan’s work? Listen to our radio-style podcast YarnCraft’s episode 60 :: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Fiber Artists Ruth Marshall & Nathan Vincent to hear more about his fascinating pieces in his own words.

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  • Pheme

    Awesome!! What an artist! I can’t wait to see more. I would love to see an elephant. Keep up the fantastic work.

  • pat

    Another one word-WOW! A whole zoo with trees, flowers, and under brush.

  • http://thoughtsnspots.blogspot.com Linda Kennedy

    I Love these. I wish they were as easy to make as amigurami, becuase I would try them. they are magnificent!

    I send the pictures to my son-in-law, who is an avid outdoorsman. He can’t believe it and just laughs at me.

  • Iris

    I hate this. I don’t believe in killing defenseless animals for sport. I don’t believe in putting animal heads on a wall, real or not.
    This is a sad display .

  • Evelynne

    This is really cool! I wonder how long it took to make one.

  • http://xifanghapa.blogspot.com jane

    Hi Yarncraft Podcasters,

    Just wanted to stop by to say hi! I listed to your podcast for the first time the other day while exercising and now I’m hooked. I’ve tried other knitting podcasts before and they didn’t keep my attention. Your guys’ is different. I went through two more today during my run and I’ve downloaded a whole bunch more. Since I’ve not yet figured out how to knit and run (although I’ve read about a woman who does just that), I figure listening to your podcast is the next best thing. I don’t have a lot of knitting friends so it’s really nice to hear you guys. Thanks!

    Jane in Chengdu, China

    Zontee says: Hi Jane, so glad you’re enjoying the podcast! Don’t forget to visit the YarnCraft blog over at yarncraft.lionbrand.com!