Drive (a back and forth through time to save lives)
Thread, photo iron-on transfer, permanent marker, vinyl, chroma Key blue screen
142 1/2 x 132 x 1"
Todd Knopke calls his work flexible sculpture. He creates large, even monumental, fabric works that are sewn from many disparate recycled fabric swatches. He arranges these pieces, much like a collage, into representational images depicting figures and recognizable elements. They maintain, however, an ethereal and dreamlike quality. Recalling historical tapestries, each work represents narratives frequently derived from his past memories.
b. United States, 1973
Gift of Joe Barron
KNOPKE, Todd and b. United States, 1973, “Knopke, Todd,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed December 9, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7636.