Heather Dimarco

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3D Knitted Sculpture

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Images of the knitted sculpture.

While knitting i thought about barriers  and why we create them. Mental, physical and emotional. Barriers that aren’t necessary there but we create to stop ourselves from progressing forward possibly through fear.

I thought about journey and getting from one point to another and the barriers we experience in between.

As the work is created for the Royal Edinburgh hospital i thought about the journey being made by the patients back in society and finding our place. I also thought about the families and their journey into the hospital.
I would like to continue on with this  project of knitted walls which will take the form of a maze, the idea that we have  created the barrier but can also destroy it. I used rope as it seemed the best material for outside use, however i also experimenting with wire and fishing line.

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February 6, 2008 at 3:35 pm

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Knitting

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Starting knitting not really sure why but the process was really theraputic which was quite appropriate. I began thinking about the personal and social connotations that come along with knitting. And decided that there more in the knitting than using the springs,tubing or pumps. This made it become to machincal and not very sympathetic.

The knitting seemed the most appropriate way to covey my idea. I decided i still wanted to keep the movement of water but more as a spiritual reference than it being pumped around through the sculpture. I’m thinking about possibly making knitted containers.

I wanted to start knitting on a large scale, so i researched where i could get rope and made large knitting needles.
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February 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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Journey

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I ve started to think about the journey of a thought and how there is always a starting point and a final realization point. What if there was no realization and the thought just keep circulting your brain with no escape!

Knitting the repeatitive notion to create something.

I thought this was an appropriate way of explaining what i was looking at, so I started to knit.

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January 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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Processes of the Brain

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Initially i started to look at the different functions of the brain and the sensory system and began studying pet and cat scans. I am interested in the idea of reducing the stigma regarded with mental health and the realization that a lot of issues and experiences felt by people with ‘mental health’ issues are common to us all.

Thinking about issues of isolation, being trapped within yourself and our relation to our personal role in society and the outside world . I am thinking about how to translate this into something visual through possible use of sound, movement and texture.

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January 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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3D Project

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For the 3D Project the site I choose was a grass verge in the grounds at the Royal Edinburgh hospital. I chose the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for personal reasons and because im really interested in using the arts in a health care setting and thought this would be a good way to gain better knowledge and insight into the different functions of the hospital. The grass verge is location outside the Mckinnon House ward and lends itself well to a sculpture of some kind.

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January 14, 2008 at 1:01 pm

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