Artist in Residency: Suzanne Tidwell
August 14–20, 2016
Artist in Residency Suzanne Tidwell brings her incredibly unique skill of yarn bombing to Paws Up for a week of knitting and installing crafty creations on The Resort’s majestic pines. Trust us, it will be a lot more fun than knitting afghans.
Join Tidwell for a campfire knit-in or at Kids Corps of Discovery for fun crafting sessions. You can also do some Knit Graffiti yourself by helping install knitted masterpieces on trees and fences throughout the Paws Up property.
Tidwell is a fiber artist working primarily in the Seattle area. She creates large-scale, site-specific fiber installations of vibrant color that transform undesirable and underused public areas into places people want to frequent. The somber tones and rich vegetation of the Pacific Northwest influence her brash and nontraditional work, which demonstrates that the effect of experiencing bright color can be similar to that of a sunny day.
Her work has been described as “Dr. Seuss meets Christo” and challenges the belief that the sole purpose of knitting is to make garments. Tidwell regularly sources materials from thrift stores and frequently recycles yarn from project to project, carefully unwinding and reknitting yarn in subsequent installations, until it cannot be used anymore. Her work is usually temporary and encourages people to live in the moment. You never know where one of her installations will turn up or when it will disappear.
Tidwell also works in other mediums, and her Interactive LED ceiling installation for the Makers Space inside Auburn, Washington’s new Teen Center was selected for 4Culture’s first ever Tech Specific Grant in January 2016. 4Culture is the cultural services agency for King County, Washington.
Contact Concierge Services at 406-244-7333 for schedules and to sign up for Wilderness Workshops.
Note: All Knit Graffiti workshops are complimentary. Sign up early, as space is limited.