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colors, flavors, whims and other growing things

whims

Randy's vest
Randy’s vest © j.i. kleinberg 1976
crochet ~ wool
collection of R. Brook

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baseball fans look here

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basket

basket detail
basket © j.i. kleinberg 1976
crochet ~ jute, sisal, seagrass ~ 28″ diam x 16″ high
collection of Steve Shahbaghlian

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More big paperworks photos posted here.

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spring baby rug

spring baby rug detail
spring baby rug © j.i. kleinberg 1976
crochet mixed fibers ~ 20″ x 36″
collection of Roz Barnett

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lampshade
lampshade © j.i. kleinberg 1973
crochet bouclé yarns
collection of Ralph Kratz

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plant stand
plant stand © j.i. kleinberg 1975
crocheted wool ~ 31″ high, 8″ diam
collection of Jan Matheson

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brush
brush © j.i. kleinberg 1972
dyed & natural sisal ~ 19″ long

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A Real Funny Basket

A Real Funny Basket ~ detail
A Real Funny Basket © j.i. kleinberg 1976
braided newspaper comics, crocheted sisal ~ 14″ tall, 22″ diam

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basket with bones

basket with bones ~ bottom detail
basket with bones © j.i. kleinberg 1974
twined flax cord, jute, chicken bones
collection of Thomas Marsfield

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boots
boots © j.i. kleinberg 1977
mylar crochet ~ leather soles

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doll
rubyfruit © j.i. kleinberg 1975
mixed fiber crochet ~ velvet arms
commissioned by Betty Gordon

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billboard basket
billboard basket © j.i. kleinberg 1976
printed billboard paper courtesy Foster & Kleiser ~ crochet ~ approx. 36″ diam
exhibited at Seattle Art Museum
collection of J. Logie

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wire works
wire works © j.i. kleinberg 1971
brass wire ~ crochet ~ balls approx. 3″ diam.
Royal A. Lyons Photography

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window web
window web © j.i. kleinberg 1974
mixed yarns ~ crochet ~ each window 39″ x 54″

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black bottom basket
black bottom basket © j.i. kleinberg 1976
newsprint and mixed yarns ~ crochet ~ h 29″

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coat and detail
coat © j.i. kleinberg 1978
mylar tape ~ crochet and card-weaving ~ Karen Hall, model, Santa Fe, NM

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Fringe Benefits (shoe) by j.i. kleinberg
Fringe Benefits (shoe) by j.i. kleinberg
fringe benefits © j.i. kleinberg 2010

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starlet
starlet © j.i. kleinberg 2009

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Spike Heel
spike heel © j.i. kleinberg 2007

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links

links ~ detail
links © j.i. kleinberg 1971
brass wire ~ crochet
Royal A. Lyons Photography

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switch plate
all is bright
© j.i. kleinberg

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Royal A. Lyons Photography

Royal A. Lyons Photography
spherical three-part construction © j.i. kleinberg 1971
brass wire, copper wire, horsehair, jute
knotless netting, crochet
Royal A. Lyons Photography

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rope sculpture by j.i. kleinberg
Spatial Dogma © j.i. kleinberg 1982
Rope sculpture ~ Ht: 4ft ~ Diam at base: 7ft ~ Wt: 1625 lbs
1.5-inch natural manila rope ~ crochet

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oozing the basket
oozing the basket ~ 1
oozing the basket ~ 2
oozing the basket ~ 3
oozing the basket ~ 4
oozing the basket ~ 5
oozing the basket ~ 6
oozing the basket ~ 7
Basket wranglers collect j.i. kleinberg paper basket for transport to Seattle Art Museum. Pictured, along with the artist (patched and barefoot), Artech and Museum crew includes Rolon Bert Garner and Michael McCafferty.
Basket © j.i. kleinberg 1976, crocheted newsprint (unprinted).

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photo by Roger Schreiber
Fantasy Dancing Skirt © j.i. kleinberg 1976
Photo by Roger Schreiber
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Bella Umbrella
Bella Umbrella © j.i. kleinberg 2006

4 responses to “whims

  1. rolon June 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    damn girl, you bizzzzzzy….
    wish I could say the same…
    miss yer silly smile and curly head…
    peace
    rolon

  2. tessa November 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    love how the basket looks like it being birthed through treacherous twists and turns …. toward a new journey!
    xo,
    Tessa

  3. Karen April 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Wow! I’ve just come to the conclusion that the works of current crochet artists are not so original after all; they are unknowingly re-inventing the wheel.

  4. jik April 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks so much for your comment! Yeah…sometimes I even find myself reinventing that old wheel!

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