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Traveling Sculpture

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Here are a few stop-motion studies for my Soft Sculpture project. I used four layers of felt and six sets of snaps. The piece can look, at times, like a clam, a stomach with esophagus, a vagina, a worm-like creature, and a flower.

The sculpture fans its edges, showing off. Then flattens out:

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In this one, the sculpture scrunches up, then undoes itself and leaves the room:

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A Bit of Documentation

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

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“Fashioning Felt” Exhibition

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Thought the class would get a kick out of this: Fashioning Felt at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, March 6–September 7, 2009.

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This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise and is an extremely versatile material. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. The exhibition is being organized by Susan Brown, assistant curator, Textiles.

Knitting + Felting, piece 2; Cutting + Folding, piece 4

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Knitting and Felting, piece 1

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Hand felting on a crochet frame. Gray mohair yarn and natural wool roving.

Cutting + Folding, Johanna Reed

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

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