Effektgarn at PDX Contemporary Window Project Space

October 6, 2016

Effektgarn is a type of Estonian wool and translates to “Effect Yarn”.

My education in India was peculiar and difficult. But one of the things I learned how to do in boarding school was how to knit. And it helped me feel grounded and centered as I navigated my life away from home.

To this day I am a prolific knitter. For this window installation I have created several small works, titled Effektgarn, which depict knitted samplers, each with a unique hue shift palette and arranged in a quilt or afghan-like grid on the wall.

For me, the ‘knitted sampler’ is an object of both personal desire and optimism. It has become an emotional talisman, signifying a practice that has kept me comforted throughout my life.

52 x 56 inches
oil on linen over panel

When: October 1 – October 29

PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209