On Art

Measuring a Year by the Minute, by Margie Davidson

Fiber artist Margie Davidson embarked on a project to mark a year in her life. From birthday to birthday she knitted a stitch to represent every minute of every day. Tags with the date are tied in to mark each day’s progress. She was influenced by the color and texture of the seasons—the cycle of budding, blooming, fruiting, harvest and fallow—which can be tracked in the fabric. Despite its heroic scale, the piece has the intimacy of handiwork and is at once a meditation, a prayer and a celebration of life in all its seasons.