Spinning Strands: Knitting Together Lives Lost

The progression of this piece created to memorialize the 3,392 children who were killed or injured in 2015. By a gun in America. 
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For 8 weeks in Spring and Summer of 2017, I chronicled a project which I'm working on for the Fuller Craft Museum.

This piece is from the educational component in conjunction with an installation during The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum during the spring and summer of 2016. 

Creep  is the wall mounted installation in front of the seated woman. Each individual crocheted soft sculpture represents a child killed by a gun in 2015. A total of 823 children are represented on the wall.

Creep  is the wall mounted installation in front of the seated woman.
Each individual crocheted soft sculpture represents a child killed by a gun in 2015. A total of 823 children are represented on the wall.

In the foreground of this photo is a woman writing at a desk. Museum visitors were asked to write each child's name, age and the city where they were killed. Then they were asked to cross out each name from the book.

I've taking the fabric strips and created yarn that includes each of children, their name, date of death, city of death and their age (0-17), that were killed by a gun in the US in 2015.  Additionally, I have added the 2,569 kids who were injured by a gun. The total number of children knitted into this sculptural wall hanging will be 3,392.