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peachymanaangel
« on: March 19, 2009 05:28:06 PM »

More felted specimens
They are arranged in various ways
Natural Settings







Museum Setting




I am trying to figure out were exactly my specimens belong in the world. If you have any input on the natural vs. museum setting please let me know.
There are more angles and details on my flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylacrawford/
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009 05:40:52 PM »

In the 'natural' setting they look to me like mould. A but 'ewwww'. Perhaps that's what you're going for?

Both environs are man-made, but I don't think they would belong in a truly natural environment. I like the museum setting, and they might be cool in normal settings, but as long as they don't look like little bits of fungi...

That's my two-cents worth. If I'm totally going against the idea of your work feel free to ignore me!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009 06:25:40 PM »

I really like the look of them hiding in corners.  It's as if they're creeping out from their own environment and invading ours.  In the gallery setting they lose a lot of their personality.  I would suggest making your own evironment for them (like in the last to pictures of their natural setting) that you can use to display them a gallery.  Then you could give them the feel that they're creeping and crawling out.  I hope that helps.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009 07:08:15 PM »

i love the first few pictures.
makes me crawl in my seat.
in the best way possible, of course.

i definitely agree that they lose a lot of personality when taken out of their natural setting.

very cool.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009 09:39:48 PM »

In the 'natural' setting they look to me like mould. A but 'ewwww'. Perhaps that's what you're going for?

I totally thought that's what you were going for.... and I loved it!
creepy crawlies coming out of odd places.


...and why didn't you enter the monster challenge with these babies hmmm?
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009 05:05:45 AM »

I am going for the eww mold and germs feeling but with cute colors and some playful bits with the lace and crochet.

I didn't enter them in the monster contest because I have been super busy with school and lost tract of time. Oops.

I appreciate all of the input, I need help deciding if these will become public works like knita or if they can be shown in galleries. I need to figure out an environment for them to see how they look. But I like how they look like they are "invading" a human space. I need to see them out in nature too, its been to wet here. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009 07:06:52 AM »

I think these are great!

For a museum setting it might be a good idea to ask if you can get a corner, and affix some of them to the wall like you have at home. Otherwise I'd see if you could get a few of their display stands/boxes and use those. You could have a little cluster of stands and have them on/around those. Or make your own. Also, the thought of a mobile (since the museum ones are on string) above a small bed with a sleeping person in them popped into my head. I'd love to see something like that (the ickies are there even when you sleeep!).  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009 07:50:05 AM »

Wow. Those are really neat. I love the look of them behind the radiator.. I recently went though a mould debacle in my apartment, so it's nice to see some happy pretty mould.

Was each coloured item made as one piece? If not what did you use to attach your pieces together?
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009 08:42:28 AM »

I really like the look of them hiding in corners.  It's as if they're creeping out from their own environment and invading ours.  In the gallery setting they lose a lot of their personality.  I would suggest making your own evironment for them (like in the last to pictures of their natural setting) that you can use to display them a gallery.  Then you could give them the feel that they're creeping and crawling out.  I hope that helps.

You took the words right out of my mouth/fingers
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009 07:47:58 AM »

Raventhistle I like the idea of them hanging and creeping down on to people but the trick is to figure out a way of hanging them that makes them look part of the space and to keep their organic nature. Webbing has come across but trying to make it and attach it to the area boggles my mind, right now they have no permeant home but they need one.

doyouloveanapple they are one piece. The dread shapes are felted first with 1-2 in of raw wool left un-felted then I use the plastic pouch method were I gut a shape out of plastic sheeting and in case it in the wool. I fluff out the raw wool on the dreads and pace it and yarns and gauze on the shapes, felt it. Either make a hole or use one that may have happened during felting. I then either dye or shibori it. Shiboring creates the growth shapes by tying in rocks, marbles etc, then felting it some more in the washing machine or dryer. The Dyeing has happened before and after shibori both with different results. I hope that made sense.

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