Court Painter in studio with recent “Self Portraits while Smoking & Knitting”
In addition to alpha male Court Painter there are other alpha males like art college students, horse doctors, goth musicians, stockbrokers, Hollywood stars, gamblers,inner-city youth, outer city seniors,snowboarders — all who are taking up the 1,800-year-old craft not out of necessity but because they find it meditative, restorative, creative, or an avenue to connect with others in a world gone to shit.
Court Painter’s favourite poem that mentions knitting!
Being out of heart with government I took a broken root to fling Where the proud, wayward squirrel went, Taking delight that he could spring; And he, with that low whinnying sound That is like laughter, sprang again And so to the other tree at a bound. Nor the tame will, nor timid brain, Nor heavy knitting of the brow Bred that fierce tooth and cleanly limb And threw him up to laugh on the bough; No govermnent appointed him.