Thursday, March 13, 2008
m mo mo momentum um um m
Making art using repetitious processes is what I do, or so I define my work this way more over these past few years. Here, a needle felted bird (2x2x5"), one of many I intend to make over the next 2 weeks, made by repeated sticks into wool (or other animal hair) using a barbed needle that tangles the fibers slowly. Sculpting an object in this style requires patience and offers slow realization of an object or shape. I appreciate the simple color and texture of the wool fiber, so I made the decision to keep this simply focused on these while forming the familiar and comforting (for me) shape of the bird.