[steiner] Holy Knitting
- Has anyone else noticed a similarity between
Michelangelo's depiction of the attitude of the hands
of Adam and the Creator in the Sistine Chapel and the
attitude of the hands of one who is knitting?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "George Thomas" <social_artist@...>
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 9:51 AM
Subject: [steiner] Holy Knitting
| Has anyone else noticed a similarity between
| Michelangelo's depiction of the attitude of the hands
| of Adam and the Creator in the Sistine Chapel and the
| attitude of the hands of one who is knitting?
I've been thinking about this ever since it arrived, and I'm still not
sure. I learned to knit all our sweaters, etc. when I was 13 and I
still knit, but while watching my hands, I noticed my right index
finger is predominant in the stitch forming movement as though
pointing. It seems to me the Creator's finger as well as that of Adam
is more retro - that is, bent backward more and it seems so powerful -
certainly far more so than in knitting. On the other hand, I think of
the Creator weaving life into Adam's form, as we "weave" string or
yarn into fabric to form an object. I'm glad you mentioned this,
George. It seems to me always wise to look closely at everything, and
you gave me something new to ponder. Thanks!
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