Esmé Valk’s Triptych of Knitted Televisions Inspired By a Sad Story …
The knitted television covers have three images from late night shows embroidered on them; Oprah Winfrey, a Tell-Sell order screen and a picture from a scrambled porn channel.
I made this triptych after reading a short item in the newspaper. It described a letter-box filled with unread letters and junk mail. None of the neighbours knew the man who lived in that flat, he hardly came outside and always had his blinds closed. When the authorities broke in they found the man’s decomposed body in a chair. Open on his lap a TV guide showed that he had died over a year ago.
Knit by Esmé Valk, as part of her series entitled “Are you lonesome tonight?”