Wednesday

Gender Blender - The Work of Nathan Vincent

Got a really nice email from artist, Nathan Vincent yesterday with a link to his website which, by the way, is chock full of amazing pieces. As you can see, Nathan is a fan of using traditional processes to produce non-traditional results. This from his site:
"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."

Thanks, Nathan! Great work.

14 comments:

  1. Brilliant - thanks for sharing this - I've just taken up crochet, and think this is a really great idea!

    Jane :D

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  2. GP - Yeah, his stuff is great, right? Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Fantastic work. Playing with people's expectations like this is brilliant in the same way that many are taking cross-stich and needle point and reclaiming it for a more modern and edgier world. (or some such thing).

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  4. Terry - Or reclaiming food items for a less ingestible, but much funnier world, right?:-) Thanks for the comment!

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  5. Oh I love this! Not your grannies' lacework. Seriously, instant crushes on dudes who are not afraid of feminine arts.

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  6. debb and jo - Couldn't agree more. This kid has mad skillz.

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  7. Wow I really love this! Really interesting artists statement too, may have to re blog! thank you!

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  8. i love his work! i wrote a blog post about him a while back when i saw his crochet taxidermy lion and gazelle heads on the lion brand yarn website. great intricate stuff! i've never seen these doilies, though. it's great that he works in lace as well as sculpture.

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  9. Thanks for posting Nathan's work, I'm a big Ami/Crochet fan, so that's totally cool. So talented. His tool belt reminds me of WooWork.com's gun: http://woowork.blogspot.com/2009/03/raygun-primary-3000.html.

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  10. Just discovered Nathan's work and my first instinct was to come tell you. It figures you're way ahead of the curve on this one! I am loving the "tighty whities" doily.

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  11. Saw this link on FB via Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread. Thank you Nathan for liberating crochet. I am teaching my twin 8 yr. old great nephews to crochet. When they saw me crocheting the could not contain themselves. So we started this weekend. The boys and Aunt Patti thank you again

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