In recent years, we've seen an uptick in the popularity of knitting and crochet. Making your own clothes is cool again, and yarn bombers have turned knitting into a quirky, stealthy kind of street art. In his oeuvre, crochet artist Nathan Vincent takes yarn to the next level, creating art that makes you see everyday objects, like lockers and urinals, as well as some not-so-everyday objects, like gas masks and dynamite, in a whole new light.
In his work, Nathan seeks to push the limits of the medium by creating things you wouldn't typically see being made of yarn. He also asks questions about gender, by creating things traditionally perceived as masculine (like the locker room shown above) in crochet, a medium traditionally seen as the domain of women.
Designer David Stark recently sat down with Nathan and interviewed him about how he got started with crochet, his upcoming projects, and the intersection between design, art, and craft. You can see the full interview, and more of Nathan's work, on David's blog. For more about the artist, check out Nathan Vincent's website.
(Images: Nathan Vincent via David Stark Sketchbook)