Sunday, June 21, 2009

Permian Tide Pool Party--Mixed Media

This is a series of mixed-media, mostly fiber artworks I made for a show at the Bowen Center for the Arts this September ( I started with a series of quilted, complex cloths (see March post) and sewed them onto various armatures--sponges, Styrofoam blocks, and jewelry display boxes. Then I embellished them with weird little creatures made from felt, crochet, twisted wire, beads, etc. The end result had sort of a seascape look, if the sea was on another planet. Then I thought about Earth's primeval oceans. That led to the idea of these odd life forms chilling out together in a tide pool, which led to the title of the series: Permian Tide Pool Party I-X. The average piece measures about 8 x 6 x 3 inches.