Desert Appliqué

Seen from the sky, clusters of abandoned crochet blankets form a Desert Appliqué; a yarn jewel at an intersection of American craft culture and history of homesteading. Working in association with Joshua Tree local Shari Elf, Donnan investigates salvaged crochet and a shared interest in yarn bombing under the umbrella of the World Famous Crochet Museum.  Presenting a nomadic city of tents and makeshift shelters, the artist has fashioned a series of desert encampments exploring the possibilities of crochet as social sculpture.