Dave Cole Knit a Bulletproof Baby Snow Suit Using Kevlar
Art critic Susie Karlowski says:
“Artist Dave Cole has a series entitled “Kevlar Baby Clothes,” which features exactly that: baby clothes created from bullet-proof vests discarded from the war in Iraq.
Cole’s work often juxtaposes the harsh realities of our world against the sentiments of childhood: a hand-knit, porcelain baby blanket (made from an “Extreme Temperature Refractory Ceramic Textile”); 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 he’ll have to look up what Kevlar and suicide bombs mean when he grows up.”