Saturday, May 25, 2013

5.24.2013: It's the little things

It's the little things, reclaimed wood, finger-weight yarn, 2013

More tinkering. When I pulled out the middle board to use for the second tinsel piece, the loose knot remained. Such a simple and utilitarian gesture suddenly became poetic. I love those moments.

5.24.2013: more reclaimed wood

Untitled (Glitterstick II), reclaimed wood, tinsel, 2013

I didn't go far enough with the one from yesterday, so I tried again. Sometimes more is better...which reminds me of this New Yorker cartoon by Harry Bliss:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

5.22.2013: clouds

 Cloud II,  wood roving, skewers, wire, 2013

Cloud II, detail

Cloud, wood roving, skewers, yarn, 2013

Summertime... and I get to have a studio for a bit. Wahoo! I'm still thinking about last summer and the things I tinkered with. This is today's. Things I'm thinking about: how to make something that looks like a cloud, how to make something that looks like a cloud stand up, combining hard and soft, fluffy roving is lovely, delicate stuff...