Friday, September 21, 2012

"My Life" Sculpture/Cowl- Part 2 of 3

Making more cuts into the partially felted piece.



The stitched and snipped project...

...prior to... 


...and during the final felting. 


The finished and dried piece after more 'scissors surgery'...
 
...can be twisted one way into a sculpture...

 
...or another...

 
...revealing shocking sections of color...

 
...like a geode or a millefiori bead!

 
As you can see...

...'my life' is not exactly as it may have first appeared! :)

By taking a pair of sharp scissors to the finished felt...

...we get a peek inside the dense, multi-layered layout...

...and into my colorful life, as well! ;)

Next time: more photos of the finished project as sculpture...

...and also, worn as a cowl!!

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17 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Wowza! Look at all of that color and texture. I want to reach through the screen and touch it.

Rachel said...

So the question is, if someone points to an element, can you say what it represents?

Anu Völp said...

very interesting, Heather, thank you for showing!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--It's wild, isn't it?!? :)
Rachel--Hahaha...some of them, probably...but I would have to know you reeeally well! Grin.
Anu--You are very welcome! I thought it was an intriguing exercise, too!!

Plastusia said...

Very interesting textures! I look forward to continued.

Cathy said...

That's incredible! How amazing is that to see the transformation, life is unpredictable that's for sure, but yours is certainly colourful :)

Cloverleaf Art & Fibre said...

That is a mind bending beautiful piece of work. So complex and interesting; I can only imagine how exciting it is in 'real life'.

Vivian said...

Wow, this is going to be a fascinating project, I can't imagine what it's going to look like when it's done!

Thanks for posting pictures of the engagement party. Love the color coordination of the purse, shoes and toes! I just got indigo toes yesterday, cool colors are in!

Heather Woollove said...

Plastusia--Thanks! :)
Cathy--Hahaha...yes...colorful it has been! :)
Linda--Thank you so much! It's quite a change from the layout, no?!? :)
Vivian--What you see is pretty much the 'finished piece'. No one knows exactly what it 'is', but my daughter has claimed it for use as a cowl (photos of her in it next time!).
...bet your toes are snazzy!! XO-

FeltFinland said...

Picture number 5 reminds me of a slightly mutant brain! :) Stunning colours!
Amanda

Heather Woollove said...

Amanda--I think it looks weirdly 'brain like', too!! :)

Voie de Vie said...

I admit, I instantly thought millefiori - that is just incredible! Can't wait to see it in all it's incarnations. :)

Kelly said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! I am in love with all of the color, it created a texture, and that is awesome. I cannot wait to see it worn as a cowl!

AllyB said...

Certainly a beautiful art piece. Your color sense is amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Heather Woollove said...

Denise--Hahaha..."great minds..."!! :)
Kelly--It was an incredible way to create...not knowing...and still not knowing...but creating, nonetheless! :)
Ally--My color sense was all over creation while I was laying this one out...so I'm not sure I can take any credit for the way it came out. :)

FeltersJourney said...

BEAUTIFUL! Very millefiori
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thank you!! XO-