I knit Knockers (Knit Knockers is a project which started in England, to knit prostheses for women who have had a mastectomy). I knit them all the time, which means I do a lot of thinking about women, breasts, loss, aging, and cultural concepts of beauty. So this creation began with one of my knitted knockers. It is centered on a bed of paper petals, and is surrounded by a paper ribbon on which appear some of the many slang terms that are assigned to breasts–and there are a lot of them! Tucked in to the knocker are two little handmade books, featuring a woman’s figure cut in half, and containing an excerpt of the poem “Miss July Grows Older” from Poems from the Burning House, by Margaret Atwood.
cotton yarn, paper ribbon, washi