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Topic: I've Caught the Ken Done Bug A flexible felt sculpture in honor of the artist  (Read 715 times)
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« on: February 01, 2019 11:35:39 PM »

I am a child of the 1980's.  In Australia, artist Ken Done is an icon of the 1980's, and I wanted to celebrate him, my way.  So I introduce "I've Caught the Ken Done Bug".  The color palette is based on Ken's colors - bold blues of the ocean and vibrant primaries.  I have stuck to very simple, cheap and easily available materials - everything bar the eyes can be bought in a dime store.  I've used covered garden wire for the armature, friction sheet for the feet, embroidery thread for sewing together, and loads of very bright felt. Ken is famous for his awesome moustache, so I had to include this.



The beetle is about 40cm tall and is able to be posed due to the wire frame.I hope I have captured the spirit of the artist.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019 11:41:45 PM »

Wow!  I love this and all your other creations.  Welcome to Craftster!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019 05:05:13 AM »

That is so cool! I love the bright colors  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019 07:01:26 AM »

The detail on the mustache and tail is simply amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019 07:50:40 AM »

I had no idea I was familiar with his work without knowing who he was!

Your beetle is absolutely fun, and the execution is on target! Thank you for sharing!

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019 08:28:13 AM »

Very cool!  I love the color palette you used and the joy he exudes.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019 06:29:37 PM »

Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! Woot!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019 05:33:03 AM »

This thing is amazing! I absolutely love it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019 06:58:17 PM »

Awesome moustache, indeed!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019 03:45:44 AM »

I don't know what this is but it's really cool Cheesy
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