Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Blast II, front view

The past few weeks have been so busy with all the events associated with Practice that I haven't been able to write about my recent work in the studio. The posts about receptions, art talks and story slams will come later, at this time I'd like to introduce you to some new members of the family, Blast II and Spawn.

Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tuscon is curating a show entitled High Fiber and requested a new batch of these babies. Directly above and below is Blast II measuring at 33 x 26 x 23 inches. These sculptures are created with an adapted needlefelting technique that I invented when working on Mushroomed at Stonehill College in 2011. It involves creating an armature out of nylon and fiberfil and then applying many layers of felted wool.

Blast II, back view

The scale of these is more dramatic and threatening than the earlier orbs. The color paints a sinew-like texture which enhances the perception that they are alive and growing. A very physical and raw presence in the room.

Spawn, 16 x 15 x 13 inches

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