I finished this sweater in May but I'm just getting around to taking photos of it. Here's what I wrote on my website about the process:
This was a collaborative project with Los Angeles Based artist Lisa Anne Auerbach. After discovering her work online through her website, www.lisaanneauerbach.com, I began to talk with her through email and we quickly became friends. She was gracious enough to invite me to her studio where she showed me how she makes her amazing sweaters... I was in awe at the design and talent, but also the process. Generously, she offered a workshop through The Public School, where around a dozen artists met to learn how to develop a viable design for our own sweaters. Mine is based on the idea that once a cure exists (to disease, famine, whatever) it's easy to forget the struggle prior to that realization. I wanted to make a sweater in honor of those I know who fought (either winning or losing) battles with Cancer, among other fights, that would hint to the idea that one day we'll find a cure to the plight and the fight will be over. Lisa was amazing to help me with my sweater, and the experience is one that taught me much more than I can begin to know at this moment.
After Jason's passing, I realized I should be sharing the thoughts behind the sweater with everyone, so today I took photos and did my best to show the front and back... I'm entertaining the idea of writing the pattern to handknit the sweater - if anyone's interested.