A surprise meeting: artist Christen Mattix

Yesterday I went to pick-up Jacob Dahlgren for his workshops at Allied Arts of Whatcom County. On the way there, I saw a woman sitting on a bench knitting the longest cord, coiled across the street in a hose reel. I told Jacob that I had seen an artist on the street and we needed to stop by and see what she was doing. Christen Mattix was delightful as she told us about her project, which started in 2012; knitting a 1/2 mile link from this bench to the bay - and in the meantime engaging with time, place, and community. I find it very poetic and actually love the art: the process and the object.