Arthur Animated by Jo Hamilton Art is a stop motion video made to document the artist's process of crocheting one of her larger than life portraits in yarn from start to finish. In her work she uses a traditional basic crochet technique taught to her at an early age by her Gran. She works one knot at a time, from the inside out, row by row. In making the crochet portraits she always begin in the middle with the eyes and work out from there until the piece is completed. Ms. Hamilton works directly from photographs, using no sketches, graphs or computer imaging. Each piece is handmade, labour-intensive, instinctively composed. Nothing is planned ahead; she makes it up as she goes along spending a lot of time simply looking, unraveling, and reworking until she gets it right. To make this video she photographed the work after each new yarn colour or two was added, and edited the photos into a sequence. This 30 second sequence contains over 300 photos of the work in progress.
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