Robbie LaFleur

Edvard Munch’s Scream Tied Up in Knots

OMG! $119,922,500 for the fourth Scream painting.  Details have not been revealed about the buyer, so I’m still hoping that it’s a wealthy Norwegian-American who is going to donate it to the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum in Decorah.

It’s a good occasion to highlight another in my series of Skrik interpretations in textiles.  The rya I have planned is still not on the loom, but here is Munch’s iconic image in french knots, a summer travel-around project a couple of years ago.

The image is 5″ by 7″.  I counted the knots in one square inch, and estimate that the whole image is comprised of about 9,100 knots. Here’s a detail, albeit fuzzy.

The other Skrik textile interpretations I have finished so far include a tapestry and a linoleum block print I’ve used on fabric and on sheepskin for a cushion and a wall hanging. Another embroidery is almost done, but my knitted sculptural Scream needs more thought.

One comment on “Edvard Munch’s Scream Tied Up in Knots

  1. mskoy
    May 4, 2012

    Very nice!!!! Looking forward to the rya, and then an article for the Norwegian Textile Letter?

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