Norma Minkowitz

born New York City 1937
New York, New York, United States
Active in
  • Westport, Connecticut, United States
  • American

Norma Minkowitz’s small sculptures combine crocheting and drawing. At seven, she was taught by her mother to crochet, and the artist has spent her career transforming the traditionally feminine pastime into a medium for serious sculptors. Minkowitz began to see that by skipping stitches and varying the tension of the thread she could gain more control over the shape that emerged. She often crochets around objects to create a form that evokes the human body, a plant, or an animal.