Artist: Darlyn Susan Yee
Title: Big Daddy Apron
Attribution: Big Daddy Apron, 2012, Darlyn Susan Yee
Materials: Crocheted Plastic
Dimensions: 59 in h x 60 in w x 3 in d
Image Statement: Creating juxtaposition between industrial materials such as flagging tape used on construction sites with the homespun techniques such as knitting and crocheting, the choice of materials and the selection of a garish color palette are all intended to highlight the assumptions society makes about gender. The flagging tape unexpectedly provides the perfect gauge to create in the larger-scale I envisioned for this series. At the same time, the use of industrial materials challenged me to create my own crochet hooks and knitting needles to suit the scale and force compliance.