In Progress

I thought I would give you an little insight into the process of my art.  I had been inspired by an image of a sea creature and decided I would like to try and make a sculpture for the upcoming Dimensions 2013 exhibition.  One of the things that I learnt during my mentorship was to make a small prototype first.  This is one way to figure out colors and  techniques.

This is the prototype.  See the size difference once felted.

This is the prototype. See the size difference once felted.

I knew with the shibori technique that I was going to use, I would have to start out rather large.  Good thing I did the prototype, I realized just how much larger I needed to make my resist.

I increased the resist size.  Laying out the wool.

I increased the resist size. Laying out the wool.

So I begin the actual piece.  Laying out the wool fibres around a resist and getting it to a prefelt stage.  I then let it dry, cut an opening and remove the resist.

This is a shot of the shibori technique.

This is a shot of the shibori technique.

Then the process of creating the “craters” from doing a shibori technique.  This takes hours putting the over 75 resists to create the effect.  Then the felting process begins!!  Once the piece is felted strong, I then cut open the craters and continue to full and shape the piece.  The end result, is on my home page!!!!

 

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