Jo Hamilton Art 'Arthur Animated' Brings Textiles to Life

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: • References: beautifuldecay
Jo Hamilton Art 'Arthur Animated' captures the creation of crocheted portraits. The video was created by textile artist Jo Hamilton. The sequence captures over 300 photographs shot by the artist herself and amalgamated into this 30 second stop-motion sequence. After completing a new yarn color, Hamilton would capture the progress of her work of art.

The video is an amazing portrayal of the patience taken to create Hamilton's gorgeous crochet portraits. And what makes the portraits so spectacular is that fact that Hamilton does no pre-planning for her work. She uses her own instinct and a photograph, making it up as she goes along. Hamilton describes the process as, "a lot of time simply looking, unraveling, and reworking until I get it right." These handmade gems have a lot of heart and labor poured into them.