Carolyn G Halliday
Hubcap with Lost Boot Rubber
Carolyn has been creating 3 dimensional objects from knitting and other fiber techniques for nearly 20 years. Her work has been shown in many juried shows throughout the nation. She is a featured artist in the book How to be a Feminist Artist, Investigations from the Women’s Art Institute, 2014 and Knitting Art 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists, Voyager Press, October 2008. Minnesota Originals, a public arts television program, profiled Carolyn in 2014. She is a 2013 fiscal year recipient of MN States Art Board Artist Initiative Grant. Twice her artwork has been collected by the Minnesota Historical Society.
“I use textile techniques, mostly knitting, to sculpt objects from primarily found and recycled objects. I work with the theme of nature, evolution, and ecology. When I was invited to participate, I responded because I like the idea of participating in a collaborative project focused on the profound amount of waste in our world. There are elements of both ecology and evolution in how this project highlights the impact that garbage has on our survival.” “The boot rubber used in t his project was found under my car when parked on a public street. I liked the serendipity of the relationship between hubcap and a boot left under my car.”Carolyn G Halliday