Oversized Crocheted Doilies by Ashley V Blalock Climb Up Trees and Gallery Walls
The artist describes the meaning behind Keeping Up Appearances: “Although non-threatening in a domestic setting, in the gallery and at this scale the [doilies] overtake the viewer and cover the walls… Inherent is a compulsion to arrange and place and decorate in order to control or influence a perceived outward appearance.
The red color gives away the futility of such an act and hints at the unease that lurks below the surface of an obsessive need to control and arrange.”
Blalock is based in Southern California. She received a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees in sculpture and art history.
You can see more of her installation work on her website.