16 March 2010

Connected:disconnected - Part 2

My response to this theme was based around the idea of personality. I started with the idea of internal emotion and the external image and how the two are inescapably connected and yet so often are disconnected. However I became increasingly fascinated by repetition and how the internal and external varies the appearance of personality from day-to-day. I repeated 'doodles' using highly twisted handspun yarn and was interested by the element of uncontrollability and the way in which this influences how the figures can appear: bold, weak, bouncy, enthusiastic, fearful ...

The piece is contructed from two thick layers of wet felt. The figures are needle felted in place, and then stitched onto the background layer of felt.

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