Monday, June 28, 2010

Can Yarn Function as Sculpture?

This yarn, COMBAT CHAOS, begins to achieve what I set out to do. Combining specially chosen colors and fibers to express the emotional turmoil of the battlefield, little army guys are pinioned in beehives, cocoons of black wool, felted camouflage felt flags, mounds of netting and desert camo. Both sides of the conflict climb around and shoot in the confusion. Small flashes of light, tiny sequins, reflect the flash of the guns or the twinkle in a mute night sky.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fleece installation

I have been playing with fiber today.
I like the relationships that are developing among the parts, although it is still too linear, simply curated objects rather than a full 3-d experience. I think the placenta dress needs to hang in space rather like the stuffed dress at the left.But with the wool market arriving in a couple of days, I will leave it as is for now.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Little dresses still speak story.

It is officially sabbatical time and more little dresses are speaking to me, laying about the studio waiting to become!
I anxiously await my sewing machine which is the Bobbin Doctor. Soon, it will return and I will sew the canvas that belongs to these dresses. The series continues.