Knitter Essay

Knitter Essay

The History of Knitting

– Knitting has been a human activity since the first millennium AD. In essence, knitting is the use of tools to create a knotted section of cloth. Unlike other methods of cloth production, knitting does not require large and expensive looms. It is performed with small and easily created tools. Early knitting was called nalebinding. It was a simple technique. It produced a dense, warm and long lasting fabric. Unlike modern knitting, it only used a single needle to knot the yarn or thread. Most of the earliest knitted objects were socks and stockings….  

A Shifting Image of Buddhism in America

– When I visited the Phat Da Buddhist Congregation in San Diego, a Vietnamese Buddhist temple in San Diego, I was taken by surprise that the service was given in Vietnamese. The decorations on the wall, the sacred images displayed at the altar, and the vibrant color of the monk’s robe were still familiar, but what was being said was (very) foreign to me. I quickly became impatient and preoccupied with the question on why I was there in the first place. What would I write about for my final Buddhism assignment if I could not understand what was being said….  

Religious Views On Business Ethics

– Business ethics is a very broad term and widely used throughout the world. The term “business ethics” first started to be used in the United States in the early 1970’s as businesses were growing bigger and more powerful. Business ethics are guidelines or behaviors that businesses and individuals use daily to deal with the world, and even smaller situations they might find themselves in. Race, gender, age and religion all play a role in a person’s ethics. The most important factor in a person’s perspective of business ethics is religion, because there are so many different religious views….  

Revelations of Dark and Light in Heart of Darkness by Josephy Conrad

– … Old knitter of black wool. Morituri te salutant” (Conrad, pg 10-11). The door of darkness refers to Africa and the black wool is the people of Africa who are being used by the ivory traders and the two women are a representation of Europe as well as the ivory traders who see the Africans as children who behave as foolishly. Conrad is obviously trying to say that the two women represent how the European traders see the people of Africa, as a commodity to be used and the door of darkness is Africa….  

Why I Choose to Make Art that Is Uncomfortable, for Me and my Audience

– I produce in a labour intensive manner through the act of repetition, reduction, application, and various methodical processes. It is important to me to commit and invest time in to my practice, while working with materials that correlate to the subject matter. I tend to extract my own history, using experiences of trauma and personal growth as a foundation upon which to work. I am currently interested in the space between private and public, the domestic domain and confines of a gallery. I desire to expand my practice to work in the future that creates an interactive or communal space where the art, within site specific or public locations, is created by involving the audience….