Where there’s a Will, there’s a haymaker

May 8, 2011

Close-Knit Family - figurative bronze sculpture by contemporary Australian artist Susan Dorothea White. The sculpture is inspired by the idiom 'close-knit family', meaning a family held tightly together.  The pattern of a knitted garment is created in bronze to symbolise the closeness of family members, who are 'knitted' into a single unit.

Susan Dorothea White
Close-Knit Family, 1990

“…family members’ heads are ‘knitted’ together…”


Mother’s Day, it’s beautiful thought, but it’s somebody’s hurtin’ conscience that thought of the idea. It was someone who had neglected their mother for years, and then they figured out: I got to do something about Momma. And knowing Momma was that easy, they figured, “we’ll give her a day, and it will be all right with Momma.” Give her a day, and then in return Momma gives you the other 364. See?

 – Will Rogers (the youngest of 8 children)


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