"My hand knit acrylic re-creations of these heroes’ costumes
combine their heroic, protective, ultra masculine, yet vulnerable
personas with the protective gestures of my mother –
hand knit acrylic sweaters meant to keep me safe from New England winters.
The costumes are life-size, my size, wearable objects that hang limply
on hangers challenging the standard muscular form of the hero
and offering the space for someone to imagine themselves
wearing the costume. Becoming the hero."
I only hope
the weather's fine
in their action area. :)
Works, images and statement by Mark Newport.