Violamine R Crystalline Series, 2012 - 2013

The drawings and final lab dips after much testing, for each section of the octagons.

The drawings and final lab dips after much testing, for each section of the octagons.


This was the octagonal series of Jennifer's Crystalline Floorpieces. I particularly liked her drawings of transitive geometry and graded rhythm, so I decided to formulate custom colors to obtain a richness and power not available using commercial yarns for the gradations in each sculpture.

The application of the dyes by airbrush, allowed for precise placement of the colors. Coupled with the invisible seaming of dyed and white areas, the textiles transfigured from their knitted composition to a sculptural fluidity suitable as a stage for performance.

The culmination of this project, after the first octagon was displayed at the ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) Brooklyn, NY. was the production of the remaining sculptures for inclusion in "Practical Magic" Jennifer's solo show at Project Arts Centre
Dublin, IE; curated by Tessa Giblin.