Art critic Susie Karlowski says:
“Artist Dave Cole has a series entitled â€œKevlar Baby Clothesâ€, which features exactly that: baby clothes created from bullet-proof vests discarded from the war in Iraq.
Coleâ€™s work often juxtaposes the harsh realities of our world against the sentiments of childhood: a hand-knit, porcelain baby blanket (made from an â€œExtreme Temperature Refractory Ceramic Textileâ€); a teddy bear knit with fiber glass; an AK-47 that appears to be made from bubble gum. But something about the Kevlar onesie put a lump in my throat. I am knitting for a little man who will be here this January. I can only hope heâ€™ll have to look up what Kevlar and suicide bombs mean when he grows up.”
Visit David online at: http://www.theknittingmachine.com
Hat tip: Studio 360 Blog