Saturday, August 15, 2009

Felt - simple and complex

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Calm I; 19.5" x 15"; thread on industrial felt; 2008

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Carved and Twisted I (left); 20" x 15"; thread on unprocessed wool; 2008; Carved and Twisted II (right); 40" x 13"; thread on unprocessed wool; 2008

These images represent the journey of contrasting styles of my felt artwork. On one hand, I love the simple stitched lines and the resulting "spine" emulating a book. I also love the texture of folding, smashing, rolling then stitching of the second two pieces. On reflection, I think they both convey conceptually, one takes more time to process and the second two evoke a more immediate reaction.


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