Check out these amazing works of photography by Houston artist Daniela Edburg. Highly stylistic and carrying a fairy tale-like atmosphere, these photographs feature dramatic knit materials lends depth, mystery, and nostalgia to the domestic arts.
Edburg, who learned to knit as a child when she was taught by her grandmother, finds yarn and the clicking of needles “very soothing.”
“Whenever I see a person knitting I can’t help being drawn to them—it’s hypnotic,” says Edburg. “I silently analyze the texture of the yarn, the choice of colors, I imagine the sweater or the scarf already finished, how it feels to the touch, how it will look when its been worn for years. It makes me nostalgic even, reminds me of the passing of time. Knitting and crocheting are basic activities that permit me to build something without worrying about the concept or the story or where I am going, satisfying my need to ‘do something’ and clearing my mind as I do it, slowly it materializes literally into a clear idea. I like this process.”
So how does this translate to her beautiful, haunting photography? What exactly do the knit materials in her work mean?
“For me, the knitting in my photography can represent many things: the creation of a safe place, a form of protection. It also represents creativity in its most basic form and an obsession channeled or harnessed in an attempt to preserve mental health,” she explains.
We couldn’t agree more.