Hand of Good, Hand of God

Hand of Good, Hand of God

machine knitted wool 960 × 520 mm
In the collection of the Crafts Council, London.

Hand of Good, Hand of God is one of my earliest pieces. It followed on from my series of Odd Gloves. It plays with mathematics and pattern writing. The large glove being a multiplication of the number of stitches and rows in a regular knitted glove, the smaller being a division. The large glove is 3 1/2 larger than a regular glove, the smaller is 1/4 smaller. I have made this piece as large as I could without having to seam pieces together. My aim is to make a much bigger piece (possibly to be called A Bigger and Better God) with more “layers” of gloves. This could either be done by seaming pieces together or by the use of large, industrial machinery, which I have begun to use in the production of my large-scale work, Anyway 2002.

40:40 – forty objects for forty years
Online exhibition celebrating forty years of the Crafts Council Collection featuring Hand of Good, Hand of God

Photography: Heini Schneebeli, courtesy of Crafts Council

17 June 1997