Mending Space: A Linear Narrative In Yarn

We move through space without leaving much of a mark. Corridors are walked, views across
the atrium are seen, yet remain unremembered from one moment to the next. Mending Space
is a product of action in this particular locale, the vacant area of the Government Center atrium.
We are bringing awareness to this dominant yet largely unnoticed negative space.

Tossing yarn records the passage of time and joins together vacancies, a metaphor for
mending. Using materials sourced from a family legacy of knitting, we are literally creating a
timeline stretching the fiber across both time and space, binding together the gap between
generations. This linear narrative echoes and unites the Government Center Atrium’s dominant
architectural elements: the geometric layout of the floors and the sweeping arc of the brickwork
in the sunken lounge area.

Mending Space is a visual representation of three hours spent moving through space and time,
the stretched yarn a linear demarcation of our passage.

Catlin Blair Harvey:
I create a journey of discovery, a celebration of simplicity, with variation and impermanence.
Materials themselves inform my creative process as I generate emotional resonance and share
with the viewer a fleeting moment of aesthetic arrest.

Pete Ippel:
I make art and share. I employ an iterative process honed by experience in research, athletics,
and art to present complex ideas in compelling ways. My art is conceptual in nature and spans
a variety of media from the traditional to the cutting edge.

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